Two Algorfa police officers are set for bravery awards after saving a man who threatened to jump off a bridge by the AP7 roundabout next to the Lo Crispin urbanisation.

NEWS SUICIDE STOPPED

The individual was sat on the bridge railings with his legs in the air, threatening to commit suicide by jumping some 20 metres down onto the AP7 carriageway. After trying to persuade him to move to safety, the officers moved quickly to save him as he tried to jump. Both policemen were then assaulted by the man with the struggle seeing one of the officers ending up hanging by one arm from the bridge railings, before he pulled himself to safety. The man was then restrained and was then taken by ambulance to Torrevieja Hospital. The officers are set to be nominated for special commendations with their boss, Pedro Javier Bertomeu García, saying that both men didn’t hesitate to out their lives on the line to save somebody else. No more details about the man at the centre of the incident have been released.