When Passenger Asks to be Left at a Bridge, Uber Driver Intervenes Instead

When Passenger Asks to be Left at a Bridge, Uber Driver Intervenes Instead

If it had not been for the quick thinking of this Uber driver, a simple Monday night drive could have ended in tragedy.

Chris Farley was called to pick up a young male passenger from his house in Gulfport, Florida around 8PM. While they were driving, the passenger told Farley that he had recently been diagnosed with brain cancer. When he realized the passenger wanted to be dropped off in the middle of Skyway Bridge (well known for being a spot where people commit suicide by jumping), he knew the man was in trouble. Before arriving, Chris drove through a toll booth and had the passenger tell the toll booth operator his story as well – indicating to the operator that something was wrong. Chris also asked to pray with the passenger and to take his picture so he could continue to pray for him once he dropped him off. In reality, he wanted the photo to show police – which he did once he dropped him off at the Skyway rest area. He called 911. Police then arrived on the scene and found the man near a pier on the water. While the man tried to evade police by swimming into the water and drowning himself, they were able to pull him out, conduct CPR, and take him to the hospital for treatment. When interviewed, Chris said “God put that man in my car tonight for a reason. I’m just glad he is still alive.”

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