SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – An elderly man from West Springfield died after a witness said he saw him jump off the North End Bridge Sunday night.

According to West Springfield Police Sgt. Joseph LaFrance, at around 11 p.m. officers were called to the North End Bridge for a report that a man jumped off the bridge into the Connecticut River. LaFrance told 22News that a witness/good samaritan saw the man climb over the railing and tried to help stop him, but the man jumped before he could reach him.

Crews from the West Springfield Fire Department launched a boat into the Connecticut River and were able to locate the victim and start life-saving measures. The elderly man was taken to Baystate Medical Center where he was declared dead.

Dashcam video of the incident was provided to the police by the witness.