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VIDEO: NJ state troopers rescue suicidal 18-year-old from overpass in Burlington County

MOUNT LAUREL TOWNSHIP, NJ (Burlington County) – New Jersey State Troopers last month rescued a suicidal woman attempting to jump from an overpass in Mount Laurel Township, state police said.

Troopers Michael Basti and Stephen McDonald were dispatched to the State Highway 38 overpass on Interstate 295 on Nov. 29 for the report of a person sitting on the edge of the bridge, state police said.

When troopers arrived, they made contact with an 18-year-old woman in a state of emotional distress. While speaking to the woman, troopers determined that she was distraught and was contemplating jumping from the bridge, state police said.

Troopers made a determination that they needed to take action in order to save the woman’s life. They quickly grabbed the woman and successfully pulled her away from the edge, state police said.

A short time later, Mount Laurel EMS arrived on scene and transported the woman to an area hospital for further treatment, state police said.

“We urge anyone experiencing a crisis that seems too much to bear to contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or go to,” state police said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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