The moment a cop with fast reflexes saved a would-be bridge jumper from his suicide attempt was captured on video and has now been released.
In the dramatic footage released on Monday, September 16, officer Brian Rehg is seen quickly reaching out to grab the heels of a young man who had tried to jump off.
Two police officers were talking to a young man on a bridge in Knoxville, Tennessee, when during a conversation, the man tried to dive off the bridge.
The video, posted on the Knox County Sheriff’s Office’s Facebook page, shows traffic unit officer Rehg rescuing the unidentified man just moments after he leaped over the rail guard of a bridge.
The incident occurred on April 8, 2019 but the video has just been released to the public.
In the video, Rehg can be seen grabbing and holding onto the young man along with Lt. Chris McCarter as the two helped to pull him back over to safety.
Sheriff Tom Spangler said in the post: “Because of their vigilance and quick actions the young man is alive today.
“Both Lt. McCarter and Officer Rehg are true local heroes, not just because of this one incident but because they continue to risk their lives daily for the safety of others.”
Watch the video below…