Man rescued after jumping off Iron Cove bridge this morning

December 24, 2017

By Caroline Layt

A man has jumped off Balmain’s Iron Cove bridge into the Parramatta River and was rescued by a woman who swam out and brought him ashore this morning.

A witness who happened to be walking by at the time said she heard a splash which made her turn around.

She told Cazio, “After I looked around I saw the man bobbing about in the water.

“Three women were at the top of the stairs and one jumped into save him.

“He appeared conscious as she brought him ashore to the beach under the bridge.

“It’s not good for someone to jump off the bridge into the water.

“I hope he is ok?”

Not long after emergency services including water police, fire and police arrived and treated the man at the scene.

Lifeline 131314.