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Truckers, Michigan State Police prevent man from taking his own life

A total of 13 truckers banded together Tuesday morning under the instruction of the Michigan State Police to shorten the fall of a man who was considering jumping off a bridge. (MGN)

OAK PARK, Mich. (WSMH) - A total of 13 truckers banded together Tuesday morning under the instruction of the Michigan State Police to shorten the fall of a man who was considering jumping off a bridge.

This took place just before 1 a.m. in the area of I-696 and Coolidge in Oak Park.

The man did not jump, and was taken to a local hospital.

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