14.1.09

Marin County Coroner releases numbers for 2008


According to the Marin County Coroner, at least 34 people jumped to their death off the Golden Gate Bridge in 2008.

That number is, as always, low because the San Francisco Medical Examiner doesn't count suicides on that bridge separately from other falls from tall buildings, some people simply disappear and no body is ever found. I know 2 sets of parents that happened to. Those two are included because they are shown in surveillance videos. But there are always plenty of others who are suspected to have jumped, but nobody saw them, no body was ever found and they are simply missing.

Yes, a barrier has been approved but now the money has to be found and in this economy that won't be easy.


1 comment:

mjlayman said...

At least the net option is the cheapest.