Louisville man rescued after jumping from Pellissippi Parkway bridge
From Staff Reports
A 38-year-old Louisville man was treated Wednesday at University of Tennessee Medical Center for injuries he received after jumping off the Pellissippi Parkway bridge.
The man was in stable condition Wednesday evening following the jump from the bridge at the Blount and Knox County line, Alcoa Police Detective Jason Ewing said in a news release. The identity of the man has not yet been released, as detectives are working to notify the man’s family members.
Alcoa police responded to Fort Loudoun Lake at 2:46 p.m. after receiving a report that fishermen had discovered the man lying partially on a rocky bank area and partially still in the water on the Knox County side of the bridge. Through an investigation, detectives discovered that the man had jumped from the Blount County side of the bridge.
Alcoa firefighters and the Blount County Rescue Squad responded to the scene to assist officers. Firefighters brought the Louisville man from the bank to George’s Creek boat ramp on Topside Road, where Rural/Metro Ambulance Service took him to UT Medical Center.
Ewing said the man suffered from lacerations, but his injuries did not appear to be lifethreatening.
The investigation into the incident is still ongoing.