VIDEO: Virginia sheriff’s deputy pulls man off ledge

Updated: Aug. 15, 2018 at 9:17 PM EDT
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(WWBT) - A deputy with the York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office pulled a man from the ledge of a bridge to prevent a suicide attempt, telling the man he had reason to live.

The incident occurred on an overpass on Route 60 near Williamsburg on Tuesday night.

A body camera worn by the deputy, identified as Deputy James Robinson, captured the moment as he approached the man, attempted to talk with the man about his situation and get him to come down from the ledge all while cars continue to drive by.

After a couple of minutes of attempted conversation without success, Robinson inched closer and eventually rushed to the ledge, grabbed the man's arm and pulled him to safety.

Robinson continued to plead with the man to talk to him. Eventually he says, "I have nothing left."

Robinson responds with, "Man, you do. You have plenty left. Look at me. You've got plenty left. You've a lot left. You've got a lot in you. Why do you want to do that?"

That is where the video ends.

The man's face is blurred throughout the video and his identity was not released. He was transported to a hospital in the area.

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