4.2.09

Not good at all


Last night, I had an email from a former classmate of Henry's telling me about her bridge visit this past weekend. This was the first time she and her family had walked across the bridge since Henry's death and she was hoping it would be therapeutic. It wasn't.

While she was there, a man climbed over the railing and even though several people grabbed him and tried to pull him back, he jumped. Police, Coast Guard and helicopter arrived very fast after somebody called 911 but knowing that less then 2% of jumpers survive I'm not very hopeful.

4 comments:

abeadlady said...

I'm so sorry your friend had to see that. It's hard enough just thinking about it. Wish they could rush the barriers.

Arline

Maia said...

Oh, how awful, for everyone involved. Another example of how increased patrols won't really make the difference that barriers would. My heart goes out to Henry's friend, and the friends and family of the man who jumped.

GraceBeading said...

That poor dear young woman (and everyone else that was there) to witness that kind of horror. My heart goes out to all...

mjlayman said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry she and the others had to see that, and for his friends and family.