Man jumps to his death from Bourne Bridge

Feb 12, 2023

A 32-year-old Wareham man jumped to his death from the Bourne Bridge on Saturday, Feb. 11, Bourne Police Chief Brandon M. Esip announced in a Facebook post.

On Saturday night, Bourne and State Police were notified of a man climbing the bridge. When officers arrived, no one was there.

The U.S. Army Corps and Coast Guard found the man’s body in the Cape Cod Canal. 

The man’s family has been notified.

In his post, Esip said that as chief, he has had to make “too many” posts about suicides from the Bourne Bridge. 

“Words cannot express the sorrow we feel for the young man’s family and friends and we pray for them in this dire hour,” his post read. “Officers from around the state are responding to more and more calls involving individuals that are in various states of mental crisis. Many more are overcome by the stresses of life without feeling there are options.”

Esip encouraged people struggling with suicidal thoughts to call a nationwide crisis hotline at 988.

“Be kind to each other,” he wrote. “Let those that are going through tough times know they have support and help can be provided. And most importantly, never give up on helping others.” 

The State Police office in Bourne is investigating the incident.

In a phone call to Wareham Week, a State Police officer said that he could not provide any more details about the investigation.