Miami-Dade to investigate homeless man’s fall from drawbridge

MIAMI (WSVN) - Miami-Dade County officials said they are launching an investigation into a homeless man’s fall from the drawbridge connecting Downtown Miami to Brickell.

According to Christian Rosario, the out-of-town visitor who recorded the incident on cellphone video, a homeless man was sleeping on the drawbridge at Southwest Second Avenue when it went up, sending him slamming to the concrete below.

Authorities said no one filed a report about the May 14 accident. County officials, however, later released a statement confirming they will investigate the incident. It reads in part, “As always, our top priority is the safety of everyone who traverses our bridges, which is why we are conducting a thorough investigation of what occurred … Once the investigation is completed, we will be able to provide further details regarding this incident.”

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