A man suffered major injuries after either falling or jumping 54 feet from the southern side of Maxwell Bridge at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Napa Fire and Police departments.
The man, who was not identified, landed in a grassy area 80 feet from the Napa River, authorities said. He was conscious but had visible injuries, Police Sgt. Amy Hunter said.
The man apparently was walking alone prior to the incident, authorities said. Napa Police Lt. Debbie Peecook said the incident is being investigated as an attempted suicide.
A witness, Jesse Allured of Napa, said he saw the man standing outside the railings of the bridge before he apparently jumped.
The man was transported by ambulance to Queen of the Valley Medical Center, Napa Fire Capt. Roger Reichenberg said. Peecook said he was then flown by helicopter in critical condition to another hospital.