Transient survives suicide attempt

On July 29, 2018 at 11:40 p.m., Deputies were asked to help remove a transient from Union Pacific Railroad property in Bailey Yards. Deputies did locate the individual with several Union Pacific Employee’s. The thirty-nine year old homeless man was arrested for trespassing at the scene.

The individual began to tell Deputies his traveling friend was high on Methamphetamine and Vodka earlier in the evening. The transient advised his friend had committed suicide near Sutherland Nebraska, jumping from the train. The transient guessed the train was traveling approximately thirty-five miles per hour at the time his friend jumped off.

A Union Pacific Railroad employee did locate the victim transient. The transient was found to be alive, void of life threatening injuries, but unable to leave without assistance. A rescue unit was called and the individual was taken to Great Plains Health.

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