HPD: Boaters rescued drunk man who jumped off a bridge

Goodman Burnett Duke. Photo Credit: Hampton Police.

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — A 27-year-old Richmond man was arrested in Hampton for drunk in public overnight on Sunday.

Photo courtesy: Carolyn Foster Pierce
Photo courtesy: Carolyn Foster Pierce

Officers were called to Settlers Landing Road and Eaton Street around 1 a.m. regarding a person in the water.

An investigation showed that Goodman Burnett Duke III, of Richmond, appeared to be intoxicated and was walking on the Settlers Landing Bridge when he jumped into the water.

Police say a group of citizens brought Duke back to the docks. He did not require medical treatment, and was then arrested for drunk in public.

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