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Man arrested after bridge drama

PUBLISHED: 08:29 28 April 2003 | UPDATED: 13:48 03 March 2010

FELIXSTOWE and Holbrook Coastguard, Harwich RNLI inshore lifeboat and Suffolk Police ground and air support units responded to a report of a possible suicide attempt from the Orwell Bridge, River Orwell.

FELIXSTOWE and Holbrook Coastguard, Harwich RNLI inshore lifeboat and Suffolk Police ground and air support units responded to a report of a possible suicide attempt from the Orwell Bridge, River Orwell.

A man was apprehended on the bridge by a Police unit and taken safely into custody after the incident on Saturday.

During a separate incident on Saturday Harwich RNLI inshore lifeboat, Walton Coastguard and the Yacht LADY DI searched the area of Hedge End Island, Walton backwaters, after reports from a member of public of hearing cries for help.

The area was searched thoroughly by the units but nothing untoward was found and the incident was considered a false alarm, with good intent.


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