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Man survives fall from Zintel Canyon bridge

Emergency crews tend to person who went over Zintel Canyon bridge

Kennewick emergency crews load a person into an ambulance who fell or jumped over the Zintel Canyon bridge. The person's condition was not known at the time.
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Kennewick emergency crews load a person into an ambulance who fell or jumped over the Zintel Canyon bridge. The person's condition was not known at the time.

Kennewick emergency crews on Thursday responded after a man fell or jumped over the side of the 10th Avenue bridge over Zintel Canyon.

The man in his 20s fell about 60 feet into a grassy area, said Battalion Chief Tod Kreutz.

The man was conscious and was able to talk to some people walking through the canyon, who then called for help just before 1:30 p.m.

Kreutz said the man may have been lying there for an hour before he was found.

He was being taken to Trios Southridge Hospital with possible lower body injuries.

The bridge is just east of Highway 395 near Fred Meyer.

Police are investigating how he ended up going over the side of the bridge.

The eastbound lane of the road across the bridge was blocked. Officials were asking drivers to avoid the bridge.

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