Body of man found hanging from Riverside bridge

FILE PHOTO: Jan 23, 2020 - A person was reportedly on the Santiago Road bridge ledge over northbound Interstate 15 on Thursday, causing the freeway to close just as rush hour hit Temecula. Valley News/Cindy Davis photo
RIVERSIDE - The body of a man was found hanging from a bridge in Riverside today. The body was found about 10:10 a.m. hanging from a rope on the Victoria Bridge located on Victoria Avenue south of Woodbine Street, according to the Riverside Fire Department. Emergency crews conducted a hoist operation to retrieve the man and discovered he was dead, said Battalion Chief Bruce Vanderhorst in a news release. The man was not identified but was described as being in his mid-30s. The Riverside County coroner's office was leading the investigation into the death. There was no word on whether foul play was suspected.
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