A man that jumped off the Arthur Ravenel Bridge on the Cooper River in Charleston was pronounced dead a short time after. It happened around 10 o’clock Tuesday night, when the U.S. Coast Guard received a call.
“We put out an urgent marina information broadcast, we had some boats doing training out in the harbor and they were on scene about seven minutes, located the gentleman, and he was unresponsive at the time. They put him on the Coast Guard boat, and started doing CPR and then he was handed over to an EMS personnel and from there he was pronounced deceased,” says Civilian Controller Sean Shrum with the U.S. Coast Guard in Charleston.
A citizen saw the man jump from the northbound, Mt. Pleasant side of the bridge.
The man’s name has not been released by the Charleston County Coroner’s office. The family was being notified Wednesday.