Crisis Intervention on the JFK Bridge

Date: Saturday, September 10, 2016  09:55 p.m.
Location: JFK Causeway Bridge, 13300 S.Padre Island Drive

Crisis Intervention
Case Number: 1609100152

CCPD Officers including Officer Daniella Ortiz and Officer Brandon Cordell made contact with a distraught and suicidal 20 year old male on the JFK Causeway bridge on Saturday night at about 10 p.m. They were able to communicate with him for several minutes until additional officers arrived and the young man was secured and pulled back over the rail and onto the surface of the bridge.  He was not injured and he was transported to a local hospital for psychiatric evaluation and treatment.


There are services available to people who find themselves depressed and considering suicide.  A good source of information and services can be found at the Behavioral Health Center of Nueces County website at

The phone number for the Psychiatric Crisis Hotline is 1-888-767-4493.