MIDDLETOWN, DEL. -The Delaware State Police report that they are still investigating an incident where an unidentified subject jumped from the northbound lane of the Roth Bridge on Saturday April 11, 2015.
A rescue operation was launched with numerous agencies to include the Delaware State Police Aviation Helicopter Trooper 4, Delaware State Police, rescue boats from Volunteer Fire Companies, New Castle County Police Department and DNREC.
After the incident, lanes of Route 1 were closed for approximately two hours as police continued the investigation.
The investigation into this case is continuing, however, foul play is not suspected.
With witnesses clearly stating that the person had jumped off the bridge and wasn’t pushed; it will be interesting to learn if the Delaware State Police can justify shutting down a major highway and bridge for two hours.