Deaths reported after bridge incidents
Incidents on bridges connecting St. Croix County with Minnesota left two people dead over the past week.
Both deaths were believed to be suicides.
The most recent incident occurred the morning of Monday, April 9, when a motorist witnessed a man jump from the St. Croix River Crossing. Authorities recovered his body in the St. Croix River.
Washington (Minn.) County Sheriff's Office Cmdr. confirmed the man, a Stillwater resident in his 60s, was found dead on the north side of the bridge.
That incident was preceded by an April 4 incident on the Soo Line High Bridge in Somerset.
St. Croix County Chief Deputy Cathy Borgschatz said the body of a teenage boy from Shoreview, Minnesota, was recovered from the river beneath the structure after authorities responded there for a welfare check at 1:26 p.m.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a resource for anyone experiencing a crisis. The toll-free number, 800-273-8255, connects callers to local certified crisis centers.