‘I just want to say thank you’ - Man’s search for good Samaritans who helped talk him down from bridge

The incident happened above the rail line near the A146 at Trowse. Picture Archant Library

The incident happened above the rail line near the A146 at Trowse. Picture Archant Library - Credit: Archant

A man who almost took his own life in Trowse last week wants to track down the people who helped talk him down to say thank you for saving his life.

The man, who wants to remain anonymous, left his home at about 5am on Thursday March 30 and made his way to the A146 bridge over the railway line at Trowse.

He climbed over the barrier and was ready to jump before a group of people started talking to him. He said it was all a bit of a haze and doesn't remember much of what they said but he knows it was their words which made him change his mind.

'I just heard one of the men talking to the police officers and he said he was being driven to work by a friend and saw what was happening,' he said. 'The man asked to get out of the car as he said you can't just drive past something like that.

'I just want to say thank you to them for talking to me and basically saving my life.'


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He added that he remembers the names of two police officers and a man from Network Rail but wants to find the other people who were there.

• If you need to talk to someone about issues raised by this article, call the Samaritans on 116 123.

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• Were you one of the people who helped this man? Contact jessica.long@archant.co.uk

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