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Allen Street Jumper

Posted on 31st March 2015 at 09:02

Kelso Police are looking into an incident from last night, where a distraught and intoxicated man jumped from the Allen Street Bridge, landing in the Cowlitz River. Witnesses called 911 at about 9 last night, saying that they had seen the man take off his shirt, climb up on the railing and then jump into the water. Officers responded to the area, trying to spot the man as he floated downstream; they say that he was able to get to shore and get himself out of the water near the Elite Fitness building next to the Hall of Justice. They say that rescue was a bit complicated, as the man has only one arm. The man did get out of the water, and didn’t appear to be injured. At this time, no charges have been filed, but the case will be reviewed later this morning. The man reportedly said that he was upset over some relationship issues.