Two Men Rescued after Jumping from Bridge
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a connection between an overnight car accident and two men injured after allegedly jumping from a 25 foot tall bridge.
Calls came in around 3 o’clock this morning reporting a vehicle driven off of Wade-Vancleave Road. Deputies found the 1999 Nissan Maxima but no one in sight until reports came in around 8 a.m. of two men lying on the ground under the Roy Cumbest Bridge,about half a mile from the scene of the crash.
Officials say it appears that after Elvis Duke and Damon Randolph left their crashed vehicle they walked up to the bridge and jumped. According to the sheriff’s department, further investigation revealed what appeared to be drug paraphernalia that the two men were possibly using. Toxicology reports are pending. Sheriff Mike Ezell said, “It’s been related to us by witnesses that they thought a train was coming which leads us to believe they were paranoid or something was going on. Why would somebody think a train would be coming across the Roy Cumbest Bridge when we know there’s no train track up there?”
The two men were taken to Singing River Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. This incident is still under investigation.