An RCMP negotiator was called in Monday night to deal with a suicidal woman who was threatening to jump off the No.2 Road Bridge.
Around 7 p.m., the police sealed off the bridge that connects No.2 Road to Russ Baker Way, while the Coast Guard patrolled below on the middle arm of the Fraser River.
They had previously received a call about a woman about to jump off the Knight Street Bridge. But, after checking that bridge, officers began combing the citys other spans before they discovered the woman.
She was climbing over the railing towards the water when police arrived.
Members from the Lower Mainland Emergency Response Team's high angle extraction team were called in, as were police negotiators.
One of the negotiators then replaced the two general duty Mounties, who had been speaking to the woman for about an hour.
And half an hour later, she was safely talked back over the railing and taken into custody to receive the treatment she needed.
(This was) totally a collaborative effort, with thanks going out to our partner agencies that assisted us, said Richmond RCMPs Cpl. Sherrdean Turley.