Public thanked after helping save man who tried to throw himself from a bridge

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Police have praised members of the public for helping save a man who was trying to jump from a bridge in Wakefield.

Officers were called to chantry Bridge on Thursday evening, shortly before 9pm, following reports of a 54-year-old male trying to throw himself into the water.

Members of the public were already trying to get the man away from the edge when they arrived.

He was eventually taken to hospital due to mental health issues.

A spokesman said: “We would like to thank the brave members of the public who were first on the scene and stopped the male from falling into the water.”

For possible use in the YP From the Archive series.''10th May 1988''THE MIGHTY Mallard, pride of Britain's railway history, puffed into Leeds Station today with a raging thirst.''It was pulling such a heavy load - 12 carriages carrying 250 top Post Office customers and stamp collectors - that it needed extra water supplies at Holbeck.''"The last thing we wanted was the boiler blowing up on Britain's pride and joy," said Mr Philip Round, Post Office Information Officer.''Mallard was making a special run across the Pennines from Manchester Victoria to mark two major anniversaries:

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