Video Viral

By Ben Walley 

A drivers dashcam footage showed the moment a man was talked down from a bridge after threating to jump.

Michael Adie, 51, from North Shields, Newcastle, was driving under the bridge, on the opposite side of the carriageway, when he captured the footage.

The man can be seen on the wrong side of the railings of the bridge over the A1058 as police officers try to coax him down.

Pic by Caters News

Michael said: “As I approached the bridge I spotted lots of police activity.

“I only caught a glimpse of the man on the edge of the bridge as I drove past but I managed to capture the footage on my dash camera.

“I found out from the police that he had eventually climbed back over and had been successfully talked down.”

The man was safely brought down from the bridge and the road was later reopened.