A Lake Charles optometrist jumped to his death off of a bridge on Monday morning. The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Department says it happened at about 6:50 on the Interstate 210 Bridge on the southwest side of Lake Charles.

A sheriff’s department press release has identified the deceased as Dr. Timothy G. Boreing, age 65, the owner of Boreing Vision Clinic in Lake Charles.

The press release said that numerous people witnessed him jump and they called 911. Meanwhile, the sheriff’s department marine division and dive team later located the man’s body in the water and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

There's no word on what may have prompted Boreing to take his own life.

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