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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

PHOTO: Man critical after more than 30-foot fall from bridge

Posted: January 1, 2014 - 3:47am
Updated: January 3, 2014 - 9:29am

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Shawnee Police are investigating after an 18-year-old man reportedly fell 25-35 feet from a bridge to the creek below early on New Year's Day.

The incident was reported around 3:30 a.m. in the 6200 block of Woodland Drive. A friend of the victim told police that the man was walking on the bridge's concrete guardrail when he slipped on ice and fell off the bridge to the ground below.

Johnson County Med-Act reported the man's injuries to be critical.
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Shawnee firefighters worked for about seven minutes to secure the man and bring him back up to the roadway.

Med-Act transported the man to Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

Officers believe the incident may have been alcohol related.

Police remained on the scene investigating the incident until about 4:45 a.m..

In the days since the incident, Shawnee Police spokesperson Major Bill Hisle says the man has been upgraded to stable condition.

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