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Man jumps off bridge in Memphis: video goes viral

Man jumps off bridge in Memphis

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A man jumps off a bridge in Memphis, Tennessee.

A graphic and disturbing video showing a man jumping off a bridge in Memphis, Tennessee has gone viral.

Video shows the man raising his arm as he stands on an overpass along I-40 in Memphis on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. Then he jumps.

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The disturbing video shows the man jumping off the bridge

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Heavy won’t embed the video because it’s distracting; it shows the man jumping off the bridge, albeit from a distance. The video has been widely shared on Twitter, YouTube and other social media platforms and can be found here. The Twitter user who posted it wrote: “A man in Memphis jumps off the bridge today. SMH RIP #Suicides #SuicidePrevention #suicide #RIP #memphis.” It was viewed thousands of times and trending on the Google mobile app.

“Oh, look at him. He’s going to…” says a man in the video as you see the man standing on the bridge. Then he seems to jump off the bridge. People in the video scream loudly.

In the comment thread below the Twitter video, people expressed their sorrow for the man. Here are some of those comments:

“It was a shame for everyone involved. Enjoy your time with friends and family, we are all we have.”

“I hope he’s found peace. good blessings.”

“WHY POST THIS!???? He has family, friends, etc.! Who wants to know that their loved one went this way! Then to see exactly how it went! So sad! Prayers for the family and the man who believed this was the way out.”


Memphis police confirmed that a “death investigation” was underway, but the man’s identity remains unclear

All westbound lanes on I-40 at Sam Cooper Boulevard were closed because of the man jumping off the bridge on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, according to WREG-TV.
A tweet by the Memphis Police Department confirmed this. it read

I40 westbound at Sam Cooper is closed and traffic is being diverted indefinitely. The reason for the closure is the ongoing death investigation.

Please use an alternative route.

The message came across as a “traffic alert.”

Memphis Police Department told the TV station that the man jumped off the overpass at 4:15 p.m. on April 5. He was initially taken to the hospital, but police later called it a “death investigation,” according to the WREG. Heavy has contacted the Memphis Police Department for more details about the man and his death.

The man’s name was not released.
According to Fox13, traffic was halted for some time as a result of the death.

Traffic resumed at 6 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Commercial Appeal.

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Ethan Gach

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