BRISTOL — Police said a 44-year-old Bristol man who jumped from the Mt. Hope Bridge Tuesday afternoon was later pronounced dead at Rhode Island Hospital.
Police and rescue crews from both Bristol and Portsmouth responded after receiving a report of a vehicle that had stopped on the center span.
” A male party exited the vehicle and jumped over the railing,” said Portsmouth Police Lt. Brian Peters.
The man apparently jumped from the Portsmouth side of the span at about 4:15 p.m. Members of Bristol’s Marine One got him out of the water and crews attempted to resuscitate him, continuing their efforts inside the waiting ambulance at the Church Street dock in Bristol.
Lt. Peters said the man was “transported to Rhode Island Hospital where he was pronounced dead.”