Person jumped off Hale Boggs Bridge last night
Body was recovered quickly
Capt. Pat Yoes, spokesman with the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office, said the body was recovered about an hour after the person jumped off of the bridge.
Police will release the identity of the jumper later today.
This is the fourth time someone has jumped off of the Hale Boggs Bridge in less than a year.
Last September, a disabled man parked at the top of the bridge and used a wheelchair to get to the bridge’s railing. After he hoisted himself onto the railing, an officer tried to talk him down for several minutes, but the man eventually jumped into the water.
Last October, 20-year-old Gretna resident Jake Bodden jumped off of the Hale Boggs.
His body was recovered by family members four days later.
Jack Culotta, who was the managing partner of The Culotta Law Firm, jumped off the bridge last month. His body was pulled out of the river near the ADM Growmark grain elevator.
A witness saw Culotta pull over his white Ford Explorer at the top of the bridge, exit the SUV and jump over the railing without any hesitation.
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