BATH

Bath police officers talked a man back over the Sagadahoc Bridge railing Wednesday night.

Sagadahoc County Communications Center received a report of a person who had gone over the railing of the bridge between Bath and Woolwich at approximately 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Bath Police Sgt. Michael Lathrop said he and Officer John Dietlin responded.

Lathrop, first to arrive, found a 30-year-old man sitting or crouched down between the railing and the bridge’s edge.

Both officers were familiar with the man, who recognized Lathrop. The two had always had cordial interactions.

“I just said hey, why don’t you come back over the railing and talk to me,” Lathrop said.

The man complied and was transported to Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick by Bath Rescue.

Police don’t know if he was determined to jump. The man was having a difficult time but said he may have made a mistake once he was over the railing, according to police.

The situation resolved in the best way possible, said police.

“We’re glad that he’s getting some help and that he’s safe,” Lathrop said.

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