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Man on bridge railing rescued

ERVING — Shelburne Falls State Police Trooper Joshua Hanssen kept a potentially suicidal man from jumping off the French King Bridge, just after midnight early Thursday.

According to Shelburne Falls State Police logs, Hanssen assisted the man off the railing and secured him. The man was taken to the Baystate Franklin Medical Center for a mental health evaluation.

Montague and Erving Police officers assisted in this incident.

The man’s name was not released by police.

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