Man taken to hospital after fall from Purple People Bridge

Posted by Trina Kinstler - email

NEWPORT, KY (FOX19) -- A man was taken to the hospital early Friday morning after he fell from Newport's Purple People Bridge.

Investigators say the man, who lives out of town, was walking with a group of friends when he tried to jump from one walkway to another and fell about 30 feet into the Ohio River.

His condition is unknown, but investigators say he was alert and talking to paramedics on his way to the hospital.

His name has not been released.