Truckers line up to help Nebraska State Patrol rescue person on overpass

Updated Aug 19, 2022
Trucks lined up in Omaha, Nebraska
Omaha Scanner

The Nebraska State Patrol got an assist from some truckers in Omaha Monday.

Several truck drivers helped save the life of a person threatening to jump from an overpass onto Interstate 680.

According to a Facebook post from the Nebraska State Patrol, the trucks lined up side by side under the bridge so the person, had they jumped, wouldn’t fall as far.

The person is undergoing medical treatment for a mental health issue, authorities said.

“Thankful for the quick response by officers, troopers, paramedics, and others to this situation today in Omaha, and especially to these truck drivers for stepping up to help," the NSP said in a Facebook post.

They also reminded readers, "If you ever need someone to listen, help is a phone call away at 988."

988 is the new Suicide and Crisis Prevention Lifeline.