Updated with plea from Bourne Police: Agencies search Cape Cod Canal after report person may have jumped off Sagamore Bridge

BOURNE – From Mass State Police: The Mass State Police Marine Unit, Dive Team, and Air Wing, along with Bourne Police and Fire are searching the Cape Cod Canal for a person who is suspected of having jumped off the Sagamore Bridge in Bourne earlier Friday morning. Updates will be provided when available and appropriate.

From Bourne Police: As many are aware, our agency, along with many others, responded to the unfortunate call of a person that jumped from the Sagamore Bridge into the canal this morning. The search is ongoing.

I write this post not to share this update, but to highlight a disheartening trend. This is the fourth person that has jumped or attempted to jump from the Sagamore Bridge in just over a month. Thankfully our officers and those from other agencies were able to intercede in 2 of those instances. Sadly, for the other two, officers only became aware after the terminal decision was made.

I want to take this opportunity to let those who may feel alone or desperate know that they are NOT alone. There are resources available to help you through those dark times in your life. There are many organizations, such as The Samaritans, who can be reached 24/7 at 9-8-8 that have people that are ready to listen. Additionally, many police departments, including your Bourne Police Department, work closely with clinicians who can help in getting you support in your time of crisis. Police are not only there to enforce laws, but we are here to keep all in the community safe and provide resources when needed.

While the tunnel may sometimes seem dark and lonely, our community is filled with friends who care and want to help!

Do not hesitate in calling 9-1-1 if you or some you know is in crisis OR call 9-8-8 if you just need someone to talk to.

Acting Chief Brandon Esip

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Hyannis, MA 02601
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