The Nelson Police Department is asking for a group of helpful residents to call them.

Nelson police want to thank helpers

The Nelson Police Department is looking for a group of people who helped come to the aid of a distraught woman.

The Nelson Police Department is looking for a group of people who helped come to the assistance of a distraught woman on Saturday afternoon.

Police say they received a phone call from Nelson Mental Health indicating that a client had left a suicide message on their answering service. A search by both mental health workers and the Nelson police located the 26-year-old female mid-span on the orange bridge.

The police officer carefully approached the suicidal female, but just as he got close she jumped over the railing. The officer managed to quickly grab her, saving her from falling into the water below.

Traffic had come to a complete standstill on the bridge at this time and police say five drivers came to the assistance of the police and helped pull the woman to safety. She was then transported to Kootenay Lake Hospital for assessment.

“Nelson police would like to identify the five drivers who came forth to assist in saving the life of the distraught female, in order to thank them for their much appreciated assistance,” police stated in a release Sunday.

Police are asking the drivers to contact Sgt. Janet Scott-Pryke at 250-354-3919.

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