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Bridge Jumper Is In Critical Condition

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The man who jumped off an overpass in Belmont County Tuesday afternoon is now in critical condition in UPMC Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Belmont County Sheriff Fred Thompson says 47-year-old Richard Hart of Belmont, Ohio, jumped from an overpass on I-70 and landed 45 feet below on County Road 100.

The sheriff says Hart had been arrested and charged with 10 counts of rape on Friday.

He had reportedly posted bond and been released from jail over the weekend.

Jail authorities say his bond was $200,000.

His jump was witnessed by a horrified passing motorist, who called for help.

Hart was found on the roadway below.



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