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Suquamish man airlifted following jump from Agate Pass bridge

A Suquamish man was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center from Suquamish after surviving a jump from the Agate Pass bridge Friday morning.

The airlift was "precautionary" according to a Bainbridge Police release.

Units from Bainbridge Island Fire Department, Bainbridge Island Police Department, Suquamish Police Department and the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call at 11:04 a.m. When crews arrived on scene a man was standing on the bridge's highest span, above the roadway, BIFD Operations Chief Luke Carpenter said.

According to the police release, crisis negotiators from the Bainbridge Island Police Department and Suquamish Police Department contacted the 35-year-old, who was "extremely distraught" after losing his job.

Negotiators were unable to talk the man into coming down and he jumped from the bridge into the water at roughly 11:28 a.m.

A Bainbridge Fire boat retrieved the man and took him to the Suquamish dock. The man was transported to Suquamish Elementary School for airlift.

The Agate Pass bridge was closed temporarily but has been reopened.

Bainbridge Police are leading the investigation.

Check back to BainbridgeReview.com for updates.

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