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Man falls off bridge into Sandy Creek

Jeffrey Curry, 25, of Fort Worth was airlifted to a Fort Worth hospital Thursday afternoon after falling from U.S. 380 into Sandy Creek between Decatur and Bridgeport. Curry called 9-1-1 at 1:04 p.m. complaining of back pain and numbness in his legs after he fell into the shallow, rocky creek. Wise County EMS responded and medics were able to get him on a backboard and manually carry him up the slope to the roadway. Wise County Sheriff’s deputies shut down westbound traffic and the helicopter landed on Highway 380. No more details were available Thursday afternoon.

A man was injured after falling off the Big Sandy Creek bridge on U.S. 380. Messenger photo by Jimmy Alford

A man was injured after falling off the Big Sandy Creek bridge on U.S. 380. Messenger photo by Jimmy Alford