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Man who fell to his death from bridge identified

CLARKSVILLE, IN (WAVE) - The man who died when the bridge he was walking on fell out from underneath him has been identified.

Clark County Coroner Edwin Coots tells WAVE News that 20-year-old Jesse J. Middletown III, of Clarksville, died of multiple blunt force injuries consistant will a fall.

The accident happened late Sunday night on the old L&N railroad bridge over the Falls of the Ohio.

Firefighters in Clarksville say three people were walking across the bridge when a metal grate fell out and the victim fell to the ground nearly a hundred feet below.

A nearby fisherman heard him fall and rushed to help.

"This is why the lord had me come down here tonight cuz something was going to happen," said witness David Nally who spoke with WAVE 3 exclusively. "I jut kept saying to myself he's going to be ok. "

No one else was hurt.

Now firefighters tell us it took them almost two hours to get to the body because all the debris that built up along the river there.

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