Police identify man killed after jumping from the Granby Street Bridge

Posted at 11:13 AM, Jul 28, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-29 10:22:50-04

Norfolk, Va. - Norfolk Fire and Rescue recovered the body of 22-year-old Joseph Patrick Callahan, who jumped off the Granby Street bridge early Sunday morning.

Callahan was known to friends and family as Joey. He is the son of attorney Sullivan Callahan.

Police and fire officials say Callahan and a 17 year-old young woman climbed up the side of the bridge and jumped off shortly before 4:00 am.

The young woman surfaced and was rescued shortly after the jump. Callahan did not.

Witnesses say they heard someone screaming for help.

Callahan's body was recovered at 8:45am and transported to the Medical Examiner's office to determine the cause of death and to determine if alcohol was involved.