Man talked down from road bridge
A MAN had to be talked down from the Tay Road Bridge by police early today.
Emergency services were called to the bridge just after 12.30am amid fears for his safety.
Police officers spent an hour and a half speaking to the 24-year-old, who was eventually talked down.
The bridge had to be closed in both directions at around 12.40am while police, ambulance and RNLI crews dealt with the incident.
One lifeboat from Broughty Ferry RNLI station was launched to provide assistance.
The man was treated by Scottish Ambulance Service personnel after being helped by police.
A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said officers managed to successfully bring the man down.
She added: “Police Scotland was called out to attend the Tay Road Bridge at 12.33am following concerns for a person.
“After a period of negotiation between officers and the man he was safely brought down from the bridge.
“The incident lasted for an hour and a half.
“Officers left the scene soon after and the male was left in the care of colleagues from the Scottish Ambulance Service.
“No further police action is to be taken.”
The bridge reopened soon after emergency services left the scene.
The coastguard received a call in connection with the incident and one lifeboat from Broughty Ferry was sent to provide assistance to the other emergency services.
A spokesman said: “The coastguard was called to assist with an incident at the Tay Road Bridge but instead one lifeboat from the Broughty Ferry RNLI attended.”
The incident happened just a couple of weeks after lifeboat volunteers, police and ambulance crews carried out a dramatic rescue of a man from the River Tay.
The alarm was raised just after 8pm on Wednesday May 16 and the 35-year-old was pulled from the water and treated by paramedics.
Lifeboats were called to attend and the man was transferred to the all-weather vessel before being seen draped in a blanket outside Broughty Ferry RNLI station.
The road bridge.