Rescuers Search For Titans Fan Who Fell To His Death
Pedestrian Bridge Downtown Nashville
NASHVILLE, Tenn.- There was a tragedy Sunday, after the Titans big win. Investigators said a football fan was leaving LP Field, when he somehow fell from the pedestrian bridge, into the Cumberland River.
Monday morning rescuers were trying to recover the fan's body.
Authorities have been treating this like a worst case scenario, assuming the young man who fell off the bridge Sunday afternoon did not survive. His name has not been released, but officials said he is a 22-year-old visiting from Canada. Police also said he had been drinking.
Police said he was crossing the pedestrian bridge with a friend when he commented to his friend about the depth of the water below.
Police said the 22-year-old then climbed onto the bridge railing, and either slipped or let go. Witnesses said the man never resurfaced.
"His friend attempted to locate him in the water, actually went into the river and searched for him. We had several boats in the water early on that were assisting in the search, both civilian and fire department," said Metro Police Sergeant Julian Moore.
It is a 90 foot drop from the bridge to the water. Police said it does not appear the victim was pushed or wanted to kill himself.