News Release

SIU Investigating After Man Falls from Bridge in Hamilton

Case Number: 23-OCI-001   

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SIU Concludes Investigation into Man’s Fall from Bridge in Hamilton

Mississauga, ON (2 January, 2023) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the serious injuries suffered by a 57-year-old man after he fell from an overpass in Hamilton.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 4 p.m. on January 1, 2023, Hamilton Police Service officers went to the area of King Street East and Kenilworth Avenue South after receiving several 911 calls about a man threatening to jump off a bridge.
  • Officers attempted to speak to the man and called the Mobile Crisis Rapid Response Team for assistance. Members from the team arrived and the man fell from the bridge. Paramedics were called and took the man to hospital where he remains.
  • The man has been apprehended under the Mental Health Act.
Three investigators have been assigned to the case. 

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation, including video or photos, to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529 or online at:

If you or someone you know is an affected person in need of support, please call the Affected Persons Program General Referral Line at 1-877-641-1897 or click here for more information:

The SIU is an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether the official has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, cause a criminal charge to be laid against the official where grounds exist for doing so, or close the file without any charges being laid
  • publicly report the results of its investigations

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Kristy Denette,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES