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BREAKING: Four junior hockey players SAVE man from jumping off a bridge


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Ryan
December 2, 2022  (12:03)
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Originally reported by: Perry Bergson, The Brandon Sun

Tuesday night, four members of the Brandon Wheat Kings Western Hockey League team did something incredible when they saw a man in distress and stopped to help him, which in the end, ended up saving his life.
The four players were volunteering at a Samaritan House that night and after were showing two of their other teammates around the city.
The players were Calder Anderson, Nolan Ritchie, Jake Chiasson and Ben Thornton, and when driving they saw a man standing on a cement abutment between the bridges when they stopped.
Nolan Ritchie was driving the vehicle and said:
The other guys in the car told me to turn around and we went back, heading north over the bridge, He was sitting there and pointing down at us and we were like ‘That's kind of weird

They turned around after realizing there was a gap in the bridge and went back to talk to the man.
The boys got out of the car to talk to the man as one of them called 911 to get professional help.
Anderson said:
I got out of the car and asked him if he was OK, He informed me that things weren't great for him and he was having some pretty bad thoughts, so I asked him if we could get some help and he agreed.

It was a long intimidating few minutes for the players as this man was just inches away from jumping and landing on the train tracks below.
«It was scary, some moments, He would get up and that's when your heart starts to beat a little faster and things get a little scarier. I didn't get too close to him. I didn't want him to feel any more pressure or anxiety than he was already feeling.

The police arrived on the scene and took over the situation. The four players left and had a very quiet car ride after that.
Ben Thornton said:
I don't know what I would have done if I saw him jump off the bridge, We're very happy that we were able to save him and get him some help.

Many cars drove by and didn't stop, but these junior hockey players took it upon themselves to try and help.
They are heroes.
Thank you.
If you are ever in a situation where you feel lost and alone, please call the suicide hotline : 1.833.456.4566
People are there to help.
Originally reported by Perry Bergson of The Brandon Sun
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