Security officers at Asante save man from jumping off parking garage

MEDFORD, Ore. — A man is safe tonight after attempting to jump from a two-story parking garage at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center.

The incident happened at 9:15 a.m. Monday morning.

Hospital security was notified by a nurse who witnessed the man crouched on the ledge of the parking garage.

The man who saved his life says he knew he needed to move quickly.

“I felt like I needed to do something fast, I didn’t have time to wait for law enforcement or first responders, I needed to act now so at that time I motioned to the other two security officers to assist him,” said lead security officer, Anthony Pinon.

Pinon says he’s never seen anything like this before.

He says he is grateful for his team and their fast response.

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Mariah Mills
NBC5 News reporter Mariah Mills is a Medford native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor's Degree in journalism. She also minored in sociology. In school, she covered Oregon athletics for the student-run television station, Duck TV. When she's not reporting, she’s reading, hiking and rooting for her favorite teams, the Seattle Seahawks and the Oregon Ducks.