Troopers rescue man found clinging to Neponset bridge

State Police troopers rescued a man they found dangling from the Neponset River Bridge early Monday morning.

Troopers Douglas Mesheau, Bryan Caccamo and Elvis Nguyen responded to a call for a person trying to harm himself just before 4:30 a.m. and found the 31 year-old Dorchester man “hanging off the railing of the bridge directly above the Pope John Paul II Park bike path,” according to a State Police report. “Trooper Mesheau gained control of the man’s right hand while Trooper Nguyen gained control of his left hand and Trooper Caccamo grabbed hold of his belt.

After persuasive conversation, the man complied with the troopers request to move closer to the side of the bridge, allowing the Troopers to lift the man up over the 4 ½-foot railing to safety.” The man was transported to Boston Medical Center for evaluation.