Man jumps in pond near Pearl truck stop - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Man jumps in pond near Pearl truck stop

source: WLBT source: WLBT
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A bizarre situation happened in Pearl around 5:00 Thursday evening.

Pearl police Captain Brian McGairty says a car driven by a woman pulled off Highway 80 in front of Flying J truck-stop where her male passenger allegedly jumped out, ran to a retention pond and jumped into the water.

Officers, called to the scene by the driver, were able to talk him out of the pond and he was taken to a local hospital over welfare concerns.

It's not clear why the man jumped into the pond, but McGairty says he has been released from UMMC. 

We will keep you updated on any new details we receive.

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