Update: Man Survived Jump from Point of Rocks Bridge

The hours-long traffic jam leading to the Point of Rocks bridge yesterday was caused by a man who got out of his truck and jumped off the bridge into the Potomac River, according to Maryland State Police.

The state police’s Frederick Barracks received a 911 call reporting that a person had jumped from the bridge in Frederick County, MD. State troopers who responded to the incident found that a 23-year-old Mississippi man had stopped his truck in the southbound lane of Rt. 15 on the Point of Rocks bridge. He then jumped into the river.

A fisherman casting on the river saw the man jump and pulled him from the water into his boat. The man was transported in stable condition to a local hospital for medical treatment and evaluation.

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