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One hospitalized following Saturday morning fall from Sanborn Boulevard viaduct

The individual, who survived the initial fall, was eventually transported to a hospital for treatment of their injuries.

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Emergency personnel responded to the viaduct on Sanborn Street in the early morning hours of Saturday, March 19, 2022, for a mental health call.
Hunter Dunteman / Mitchell Republic
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MITCHELL — One individual was hospitalized early Saturday morning after they fell from the viaduct on Sanborn Boulevard.

Shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday, police were called to the viaduct just south of the intersection of Sanborn Boulevard and First Avenue in Mitchell for what a sergeant with the Mitchell Police Division referred to as a mental health call.

Shortly after their arrival, the individual fell from the viaduct to the train tracks below.

Paramedics with Mitchell Fire quickly worked to retrieve the individual from the area beneath the viaduct, where the train trucks run.

The individual, who survived the initial fall, was eventually transported to a hospital for treatment of their injuries.

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The Mitchell Police Division would not release information regarding the age or gender of the individual, and did not release the extent of the individual’s injuries.

Emergency crews were on scene for approximately one hour. Traffic on the bridge was not shut down during the investigation, but one lane of traffic was closed by the Mitchell Police Division and Davison County Sheriff's Office while crews worked the scene.

Dunteman covers general and breaking news as well as crime in the Mitchell Republic's 17-county coverage area. He grew up in Harrisburg, and has lived in South Dakota for over 20 years. He joined the Mitchell Republic in June 2021 after earning his bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota Duluth. He can be reached at HDunteman@MitchellRepublic.com, or on Twitter @HRDunt.
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