DETROIT — Truckers in Michigan are being hailed as heroes after banding together, literally, in an effort to save a suicidal man.
A man appeared to be attempting to jump from the Coolidge overpass on I-696 in Michigan this week. Semi trucks lined up as close as possible on both sides of the interstate.
The Detroit Free Press reports that the rescue effort began with just one truck stopping under the bridge. Officials then waved several trucks down on each side of the highway to fill in the gaps. Due to the teamwork, the man was safely talked down from the edge.
Michigan State Police reminds everyone that while this photo does show a brave rescue effort, it also shows a man struggling. Help is always available through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1 (800) 273-8255.
This photo does show the work troopers and local officers do to serve the public. But also in that photo is a man struggling with the decision to take his own life. Please remember help is available through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. pic.twitter.com/RBAlCIXT1o
— MSP Metro Detroit (@mspmetrodet) April 24, 2018