July 30, 2022  |  02:23 pm

Shortly after 8:00 AM on Saturday morning (July 30), the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Marine Division, with the assistance of the United States Coast Guard and Fire District 1 recovered the body of a 31 year old Marrero man that jumped from the twin spans on Thursday night (July 28.) The St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office has positively identified the man as Jermaine Smith (DOB 08/09/1990.)


On Thursday night (July 28) just after 8:30PM, deputies responded to a call of an individual that jumped off the Twin Spans in Slidell. The 31 year old male was experiencing a mental health crisis at the time.  The STPSO Marine Division along with the United States Coast Guard and Fire District 1 conducted a search that continued until his body was found this morning.


“This is a tragedy for both he and his family. There are so many resources available for those experiencing a mental health crisis. I commend the hard work of the search team in giving his family some type of closure. If you or someone you know is experiencing such a crisis please contact NAMI at 985-626-6538, or if an emergency call 911,” Sheriff Randy Smith stated.