Three Fort Mill heroes have been credited with stopping a local teen from jumping off the Sutton Road bridge at I-77.
William Harden, Haley Harden and Joe King Estes all witnessed a 17-year-old boy standing near the side of the bridge two weeks ago. The teen wanted to kill himself and had run away from the New Hope Carolinas, a Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility in Rock Hill.
When the three Good Samaritans saw the teen sitting on the ledge of the bridge facing I-77 southbound traffic on Jan. 17, they acted quickly, according to a Fort Mill police report.
“They exited their vehicles and physically grabbed (the teen) and was holding him until police arrived,” a report says.
The young man was transported to Piedmont ER. The police report says the teen was under a court order to stay in custody of New Hope Carolinas. And it was not the first time the teen had escaped from the facility.