NORTH BEND — A Bandon man committed suicide Tuesday night by jumping off the McCullough Bridge in North Bend, according to North Bend Police.
The man was identified as 55-year-old James Wise. According to police, at 7:30 p.m. officers received a report of an adult male that was observed walking on the bridge when he suddenly stepped up and over the bridge railing.
Officers from the NBPD, North Bend Water Rescue and U.S. Coast Guard personnel were alerted to this and responded immediately. Police discovered footwear and a bag of belongings and later discovered a submerged body in the water below.
Wise's body was recovered by boat rescue personnel and he was transported to Bay Area Hospital where he was declared dead.
For free and confidential help, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24-hours a day at 1-800-273-8255.