Southeast Missouri man rescued after landing on train car
POPLAR BLUFF (AP) - Police in southeastern Missouri's Poplar Bluff were investigating Wednesday after a man was rescued from a stopped train car onto which he fell or jumped from a highway overpass in his hometown.
The Daily American Republican reports 27-year-old Elbert Cook sustained facial injuries and a broken wrist during the tumble of 20 to 30 feet Saturday. He was treated at a Cape Girardeau hospital.
Police said a passer-by reported seeing Cook sitting on a ledge of the bridge, his feet dangling over the side, moments before he saw the man hanging on to the overpass by one of his arms before he lost his grip.
Poplar Bluff patrolman Kenny Carpenter said it was unclear if Cook intentionally jumped.