Person dies after jumping from overpass connecting the 710 and 91 freeways

A person died after jumping from a raised transition road between the 710 and 91 freeways Wednesday morning, according to a Long Beach fire official.

The person was reported on a guardrail around 6:30 a.m., prompting authorities to shut down two transition roads: the southbound 710 to eastbound 91 and the eastbound 91 to northbound 710, according to the CHP.

Crews tried to get the person down safely, and firefighters attempted to position an inflatable airbag below him, but the efforts failed, according to authorities.

The person was on the transition road from the southbound 710 to the eastbound 91 when he jumped onto the other transition road below him at around 8:20 a.m., according to Long Beach Fire Department Capt. Matt Dobberpuhl.

Paramedics determined he was dead at the scene, Dobberpuhl said.

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Jeremiah Dobruck is the breaking news editor for the Long Beach Post. He began his journalism career in 2007 as an intern at Palos Verdes Peninsula News and has worked for The Forum Newsgroup in New York City, the Daily Pilot and the Press-Telegram. He lives in Torrance with his wife, Lindsey, and their two young children.
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