911 operator explains how she kept mother from jumping off I-90 bridge

Q13 FOX News

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SEATTLE — Mindy Mezek has been a 911 operator for 13 years and in that time, has dealt with some pretty tough calls.  The one that came in just after 10:00 a.m. Christmas Day ranks right up there as one of the most difficult.

“First I tried to get her to take a few deep breaths because I couldn’t even understand what she was saying.  She said something about her daughter and I-90 and she was on the freeway on a bridge,” said Mezek.

The distraught mother said she was about to jump from the East Channel Bridge on I-90, connecting Mercer Island and Bellevue, all while her 7 year-old daughter was inside her parked car watching.

911 dispatcher

“I kept saying we don’t want your daughter to see you jump.  She’s not going to want her daughter to have that last image of her so I did keep saying…

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