Officers re-direct traffic from the U.S. 21 bridge over the Catawba River on Sunday. (Photo by Greg Rickabaugh)

Officers shut down the U.S. 21 bridge over the Catawba River on Sunday afternoon as they worked to talk a man out of jumping, according to authorities.

The man was successfully convinced not to jump and the bridge was eventually re-opened, said Trent Faris, spokesman for the York County Sheriff’s Office.

Officers from the sheriff’s office as well as Rock Hill and Fort Mill police departments assisted in stopping traffic to the bridge, located near the Pump House restaurant on U.S. 21. Vehicles were seen doing U-turns and taking alternative routes around 1 p.m. Sunday.

It’s not the first time this year that local officers have dealt with potential bridge jumpers in York County. In January, three Fort Mill heroes were credited with stopping a local teen from jumping off the Sutton Road bridge at I-77.

Greg "Ricky Bobby" Rickabaugh has lived in the Fort Mill and York County community since 2006. He has covered the area while a reporter for The Charlotte Observer and a freelance writer for The Fort Mill...