Marine Corps Veteran Hospitalized After Saving Life of Woman Who Jumped from Oakland Coliseum
A Marine Corps veteran saved the life of a woman who jumped from the Oakland Coliseum after the Raiders game on Sunday when he broke her fall, injuring himself and being hospitalized as a result. The woman is also in the hospital in critical condition.
Sgt. J.D. Nelson of the Alameda County Sheriff's Office told the San Jose Mercury News that a 61-year-old Stockton, California man was the "good Samaritan who pleaded with her not to jump and broke her 45-foot fall," injuring himself while trying to catch her.
"He saved her life quite honestly, at his own expense," Nelson said. "This guy 100 percent saved her life. She'd be dead now."
The Marine Corps veteran "was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, but was conscious and talking and is expected to survive, police said." Sgt. Nelson said the man was a lifelong Raiders fan and a "hero."
"Raider fans get a bad reputation, yet here's this guy that went way over and above what most people would do to try and save this woman," Nelson said, according to the Mercury News.
The Marine Corps veteran was still concerned about the woman in the hospital and asking about her.