SirEattonHogg: Arkanaut:See, this is why suicide prevention is important.As opposed to suicide encouragement?
Maud Dib: Not much of a jump, from the looks of it.Unless you can't swim, I'm guessing death by toxic shock?
Tired_of_the_BS: This kind of thing has always bothered me. For example:A buddy and I were walking around on our high school senior class trip, (this was a long time ago btw). It's like 3am, and as we're crossing a bridge we hear a faint noise - someone screaming for help. To this day I have no clue how we were able to hear him above the noise of the water.We rush to the bank, it's pitch black, and almost impassible - super steep, slick with mud, and tons of brush had been swept along and stuffed under the bridge damning up the water- one false step and we'd have been finished.I'll skip the details other than to mention it was easily in the top five of the stupidest things I've ever done in my life - the guy was wedged under the bridge - seconds from dying - and with no safety harness or even rope I went down and hauled him out. (I should have died, it was super stupid - I was lucky and pulled a 'Kirk', don't try this at home kids.)The guy in the river: He'd gone to one of the bars with live music, (on weekends - at least at the time - they paid a special license to stay open until 4am). He apparently misread a 'signal' and thought the drummer and he had made a connection. Instead the drummer lured him outside after their set; where a few morons beat the ever living hell out of him. The guy had tried to stagger home but his eyes were swollen almost shut and he freaking missed the bridge - plunged off the side of the road and into the water a good 15 feet below.Pretty certain by the wheeze he had at least a couple broken ribs, the nose and jaw were a mess. Soaking wet, almost blue with cold... I doubt he weighed 110 lbs.There was a hotel just feet from the other end of the bridge; a quick fireman carry there, and I laid him in front of the door (locked). After banging on the door and yelling, the clerk appeared, took one look at us covered in mud from head to toe, and refused to open the door. I begged him to call an ambulance and stepped aside so he could see the guy we' ...
corgic: This guy, in Australia, has saved more than 160 people. When he spots them about to jump he invites them in for tea. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/australian-angel-saves-lives-at-suicide-s p ot/Apparently it's remarkably effective
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