1 person dead after falling from 6th Street bridge in Clarksburg

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CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – One person has died after a fall from the Sixth Street bridge in Clarksburg.

According to the Harrison County 911 CAD Log, first responders were alerted at 9:51 a.m. to someone in need of rescue in the area of North Sixth Street, near Rt. 50 in Clarksburg.

When the Clarksburg Fire Department, Clarksburg Police Department and Harrison County EMS responded to the scene, they found one individual near Elk Creek.

Rescue crews attempted to hoist the person up the hill to an ambulance, but the person died from injuries sustained from falling from the bridge, according to the Clarksburg Fire Department.

The West Virginia Medical Examiner was called to the scene to assist, however, the cause of the fall has not been determined at this time, according to firefighters.

The Clarksburg Police Department is investigating.

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