Florida Uber Driver Helps Save Man's Life After Ride To Bridge

A Florida Uber driver is credited with saving a man's life after Florida Highway Patrol troopers say he alerted them to the man's possible suicide attempt off a bridge.

Uber driver Chad Farley wrote on Facebook that he had picked up the man Monday night. 

Via the ride-sharing app, the man allegedly requested to be taken to the middle of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in Tampa, a spot where dozens have reportedly committed or attempted suicide.

Farley said the man, who is in his 20s, said he had been diagnosed with brain cancer, so they started talking and praying. 

Farley dropped the man off "far away from the Skyway... so I wasn't as concerned anymore of him jumping" and called police. 

"I called 911 because this guy was definitely suicidal and his goal was for sure to jump off the Skyway Bridge if he was able to get up there," Farley wrote. "I had zero doubts about his intentions." 

According to FHP, troopers responded to a rest area near the bridge and found the man on a fishing pier. Authorities say the fled into the water and submerged himself as they were trying to talk to him.

Two troopers entered dark water and were able to find the man after several minutes. He was taken to shore and the troopers gave him CPR until rescue workers arrived.

The 28-year-old man was taken to Bayfront Medical Center where he was listed in critical but stable condition, FHP officials said.

"God put that man in my car tonight for a reason. I'm just glad he is still alive," Farley wrote. 

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