Virginia man dies after fall from railroad trestle

LYNCHBURG, Va. — Lynchburg police say a man fell to his death from a railroad trestle over the James River.

The News-Advance of Lynchburg reports that police said in a news release that a woman who also was on the trestle was checked by paramedics at the scene and released.

According to police, after officers responded to Riverside Park for a report that a man had fallen, officers and Lynchburg firefighters attempted life-saving measures on the man, but were unsuccessful.

Police said they would release the man’s identity after next of kin are notified.

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