Tuesday Oct 23 2012
Foresthill Bridge jumper ID’d as Stockton man, 47
By: Jon Schultz, Journal Staff Writer
Driver attempted to reach Glennon, but was too late
The Placer County Sheriff’s Office said the man who jumped to his death from Foresthill Bridge on Friday was 47-year-old Jonathan William Glennon of Stockton. A driver who called 911 reported seeing a man hanging from the outside of the railing, and by the time the person could get turned around to attempt to talk to the man, “He was gone,” said Dena Erwin, public information officer for Placer County Sheriff’s Office. Shortly after 5 p.m., the Placer County Sheriff's Office, California Highway Patrol and Cal Fire responded to the scene. A helicopter was brought in to help locate the man, and Erwin said the parks service helped to retrieve his body using the trail system in the valley later that day. The bridge is California's highest, 730 feet above the valley of the American River's north fork.