MLB Umpire Saves Woman On Clemente Bridge

MLB Umpire Saves Woman On Clemente Bridge


STAY RIGHT THERE. AND UMPIRE IN TOWN TO WORK THE PIRATES’ HOME SERIES AGAINST THE RAYS, MADE A CALL OFF THE FIELD THAT SAVED A WOMAN’S LIFE. THE UMPIRE DECIDED TO STEP WHEN WHEN HE SAW A WOMAN TRYING TO JUMP FROM THE ROBERTO CLEMENTE BRIDGE. GOOD AFTERNOON. I’M KRISTINE SORENSEN. BRENDA WATERS HAS MORE ON WHAT HAPPENED. Reporter: THE UMPIRE SAID THAT HE WAS IN THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME AND IT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE BASEBALL FIELD. IT PLAYED OUT ON THE ROBERTO CLEMENTE BRIDGE. JUST HANG ON TO HER AND THINKING AT TIMES WHEN SHE JUST WANTED TO GO THE OTHER WAY, I WAS NOT LIKE NOT ON MY WATCH. Reporter: IT WAS 2:30, UMPIRE JOHN TUMPANE, AS I MAJOR LEAGUE UP PRIOR WAS WALKING ACROSS THE ROBERTO CLEMENTE BRIDGE AFTER LUNCH. HE WAS WALKING AFTER LUNG. AND HE SPOTTED A — LUNCH. HE SAW A WOMAN PUTTING LEG OVER THE BRIDGE AND TUMPANE APPROACHED HER. AND WHAT I SAID IS GOING ON? SHE SAID I WANTED TO GET A BETTER VIEW. I SAID NO, COME BACK ON THIS SIDE. Reporter: AND HE SAID THAT HIS INSTINCTS KICKED IN. HE KNEW IT WAS AN APPARENT SUICIDE ATTEMPT. HE I KEPT TALKING TO HER. Reporter: OTHERS START TO GATHER ON THE BRIDGE AND AS PASSERSBY GRABBED HER OTHER ARM. AND AN UMPIRE WITH THE RAYS GRABBED HER LEGS A AT TIMES SHE TRIED TO GO OFF THE LEG THERE AND HER FEET WERE DANG GELLING, AND — DANGLING AND WE HAD TO PULL HER UP. Reporter: THE EMERGENCY CREWS ARRIVED AND SHE WAS TAKE AND WAY IN THE AMBULANCE. DURING THE GAME YESTERDAY, HE LOOKED OVER AT THE BRIDGE AND

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