Man rescued after jump off Granite Street Bridge

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A man who jumped into the Merrimack River is loaded into a waiting ambulance on Dec. 10, 2018. Photo/Jeffrey Hastings

MANCHESTER, NH — Manchester Police received several 911 calls around 1 p.m. on Dec. 10 regarding a man who jumped from the Granite Street Bridge into the Merrimack River.

Several officers responded to the area, along with Manchester Fire Department personnel to locate the man. Rescue boats were launched from behind Fisher Cats Stadium, as other first-responders searched the shoreline.

Officer Richard Valenti Jr. located a man on the east bank of the river, south of the bridge, within minutes of the initial call for service. The 48-year-old man, whose identity was not released, was on the shoreline when the officer located him.

He was transported to a local hospital and treated for hypothermia, but he did not appear to sustain any major injuries as a result of the fall, police said.

Police had no further immediate information about the incident.

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