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Person in crisis on Beatty trestle taken to hospital by police

Patrol supervisor spent 90 minutes talking person off the bridge

Greater Sudbury Police Service said one of its patrol supervisors managed to talk a person in crisis off the Beatty Street trestle bridge Saturday evening.

Police said officers were dispatched to the area at around 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 16 regarding a person in crisis.

“Patrol officers responded and located the party atop the train trestle between Beatty Street and Frood Road,” GSPS said in a news release. 

A supervisor with the services Patrol Operations Division began speaking with the individual and maintained a dialogue for around 90 minutes, managing to convince the person to come off the bridge.

“The matter was safely resolved when the subject was led to safety by our supervisor and a member of our  Emergency Response Unit,” GSPS said.

The person was taken to Health Sciences North.

“Help for those in crisis is available 24/7 by calling the Crisis Line at 705-675-4760,” GSPS said.