Bristol man dies after jumping from Mt. Hope Bridge


A Bristol man jumped to his death off the Mt. Hope Bridge Sunday afternoon.

Carl Goodman, 58, of Bristol, was pronounced dead at Rhode Island Hospital at 4:42 p.m. Jan. 5.

Police and firefighters were called to the base of the bridge on Lower Ferry Road at 3:53 p.m. A caller had reported seeing a man on the bridge looking over the side. According to the Bristol police log, the "male jumped, is under the bridge on land."

Mr. Goodman was recently interviewed by the Providence Journal for an article about Obamacare. The Providence Journal reported that Mr. Goodman was "a consultant who does business development and training for lawyers."


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