A Lyon Shipyard tugboat crew rescued a 16-year-old boy who jumped into the Elizabeth River on Wednesday from a bridge in Norfolk, Va., local media reported.
Police told the Virginian-Pilot that they received a call about a jumper on the 65’ Campostella Bridge around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. Law enforcement boats were en route to the scene when Capt. Christian Crabtree, aboard a tug about 600 yards from the bridge, received a radio call from his supervisor about a person in the water.
Crabtree, along with fellow Lyon employees B. Russell Orr Jr and Bryan Lindsey, went to investigate and found the teen clinging to one of the bridge supports.
“We could see he was cold, freezing,” Orr, the tugboat supervisor, told the Virginian-Pilot. “He was real confused.”
The crew took the teen aboard, gave him a jacket, and placed him next to a heater. After returning to shore, the boy, whose name was not released, was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Norfolk Police formally thanked the tug crew at the shipyard on Thursday.