Durham Police rescue man wandering in 401 traffic in Whitby

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Published August 31, 2021 at 2:15 pm

A Durham Police officer crossed live lanes of traffic on Highway 401 in Whitby this afternoon to rescue a distraught man wandering in freeway traffic.

Police responded to numerous calls about a man on the railing of a highway overpass in Whitby at approximately 1:45 p.m. and when they arrived they found the man, showing obvious signs of distress, attempting to cross the highway.

The officer followed him and was able to pull the man to safety as other officers arrived to assist.

The man was taken to a local hospital for a mental health assessment.

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