The chairman of the Tay Road Bridge Joint Board says the board would be working extra hard to reduce the number of suicide attempts at the bridge.
Broughty Ferry’s lifeboats, the Carnoustie coastguard crew and an ambulance were involved in the incident after police received an emergency call at around 2am.
Lifeboat personnel were at the bridge on standby in case their assistance was required.
A spokesman for HM Coastguard said: “We received a call around 2.15am over concern for a man on the bridge.
“Both Broughty Ferry lifeboats and the Carnoustie coastguard crew were alerted and went to the scene along with police and ambulance personnel.”
The bridge was closed in both directions while emergency services dealt with the incident.
A Police Scotland spokesman said officers were called shortly after 2am. He added: “The bridge was closed for a short time to allow officers to engage with the man, who was escorted safely from the bridge around 2.40am.
“The bridge was reopened at that time.”
On Monday, police, lifeboats and an ambulance crew were dispatched after an individual was spotted at the bridge at around midnight.
Councillor Stewart Hunter, chairman of the Tay Road Bridge Joint Board, told the Tele that in light of the recent incidents the board would be working extra hard to do everything it can to explore new ways to reduce the number of suicide attempts at the bridge.
Mr Hunter said: “This is something we take very seriously and we are continuing to monitor. We will work extra hard to see what methods can be put in place to stop this happening.
“We have concerns on two fronts. The priority is obviously to protect those people who are contemplating suicide and are going to the bridge.
“However, we also have an obligation for staff and emergency services who have to deal with these type of incidents. It is horrendous and can be very stressful.”
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