El Cajon, California - Deputies from the Santee Station saved a life after a man attempted to injure himself by jumping off a bridge over State Route 67. Deputies responded to a radio call of a male preparing to jump off the Greenfield Drive Bridge in unincorporated El Cajon.

The first deputy to arrive found the male standing near the edge of the Greenfield Bridge that passes over State Route 67. It was apparent the man was attempting to fall onto the highway into moving traffic. The deputy requested the highway be closed while he engaged the man in a conversation. Deputies learned the male was very upset and wanted to kill himself by jumping off the bridge. Deputies were able to successfully persuade the man off the bridge and he was transported to a local hospital for an evaluation.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the San Diego Sheriff's Department at (858) 565-5200. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.