PHOTO: Worker falls into water below Willoughby Bay Bridge

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – A man fell into the water below the Willoughby Bay Bridge in Norfolk Wednesday afternoon and had to be rescued, WAVY confirmed.

The Hampton Roads Connector Partners (HRCP) employee was working to secure construction material on the Willoughby Bay Bridge along I-64 from high winds, when he slipped and fell into the water, according to a spokesperson with HRCP.

The incident happened just after 4 p.m. as storms moved through our region.

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Other HRCP employees were able to quickly rescue their colleague, who was wearing a life jacket.

HRCP said he was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital to be evaluated, but is expected to be alright. The Norfolk Fire Department told WAVY the man did not have serious injuries.

A WAVY viewer nearby captured this image of the man in the water, clinging to a bridge support.

HRCP said it is investigating the cause.

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