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Grand Forks Fire and Rescue personnel pulls a man toward shore after he reportedly jumped from the Sorlie Bridge into the Red River on Wednesday evening. (Sarah Kolberg/Grand Forks Herald)

Grand Forks man survives jump off Sorlie Bridge

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GRAND FORKS -- Responding to a report of a person lying in front of downtown traffic, Grand Forks officers arrived to see a 38-year-old man jump from the Sorlie Bridge into the Red River on Wednesday evening.

"We got on scene, saw him out on the bridge standing out over the rail, hanging out over the rail," Officer Travis Benson said. "We saw him up there maybe 10 seconds, he saw us, and then he leapt."

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