A man who jumped off the Maxwell Bridge with a noose around his neck Sunday evening survived the apparent attempted suicide after the noose broke off and he fell near a boat on the Napa River, according to Napa Police and witnesses.
A fisherman, Mike Gregg, and his two sons, Andrew, 16, and Nick, 11, pulled the man out of the water after he jumped off the south side of the bridge. The incident was reported at about 7:20 p.m.
At about the same time, Cole McDaniel, an off-duty EMT who was traveling on the bridge, did a U-turn and rushed to the scene after his wife, Candace, saw the man standing on the ledge and realized he was about to jump.
As her husband, who works for American Medical Response, ran to the river, Candace called 911.
The man was transported to Queen of the Valley Medical Center with unknown injuries.