Man Dies After Jumping Off Highway 44 Bridge Over The Sacramento River

Information is being sought from the public about a man who died after jumping from a Redding bridge. At 7:34AM Sunday morning a 9-1-1 caller reported a long-haired man in a red jacket squatting down in the traffic lanes of Highway 44 on the Sacramento River Bridge east of Auditorium Drive. 2-and-a-half hours later, at 10:05AM, another 9-1-1 caller reported that a man had jumped from the bridge. The man was found dead on an island in the river south of the bridge. The coroner’s office is trying to determine his identity. Anyone who can help the investigation is urged to call the CHP at 225-0500.