Man rescued after jumping from East State Street Bridge

Online Staff Report

A rescue team from the Rockford Fire Department used a rope and ladder to pull a man from the Rock River Saturday morning.

Police say rescue personnel received a call at 8:16 a.m, that a man was threatening to jump off the East State Street Bridge, downtown. When officers approached the man, he jumped into the river, police said.

The man was transported to the hospital for evaluation. It is not know if charges will be filed in the case. The man’s name has not been released.