A man in a yellow coat stood outside of the railing on the cable bridge until two Pasco police officers talked him out of jumping.
A passing driver saw the man at 5 a.m. on Thursday and called 911, according to police.
Officers John D'Aquila and Matt Nelson found him and talked him into coming back over the railing and talk to a mental health counselor.
Officers receive training to help people in crisis, such as people who are suicidal, said Sgt. Scott Warren.
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Twenty minutes after finding him, he was off the bridge and taken to a safe place.
Pasco police are called for people considering jumping from the bridge about two or three times a year, Warren said.