Man Jumps Off Bridge, Lives!


 

verrazanoMan Jumps Off Bridge, Lives!

When people jump off of brides are they really hoping to commit suicide or do they want to survive and receive sympathy?

It just seems dicey that if you really wanted to off yourself that you wouldn't use a method a bit more full-proof.

A 29-year-old man was resuscitated after he was found unconscious after he jumped off of the Verrazano Bridge in New York City early Sunday afternoon.

You think maybe halfway down he actually wanted to live?

You know like in The Soprano's episode when AJ jumps into the pool with a boulder tied to his leg with a rope even though it was just long enough so that he wasn't actually submerged underwater so that maybe he could be saved?

Note: This is the bridge where the guy from Saturday Night Fever slipped and died.

I actually didn't know that, I looked it up.

That was for people who don't read all of the stuff after the article because it's mentioned at the end.

I'm here for the community.

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A 29-year-old man survived a jump from the Verrazano Bridge in New York City on Sunday, police said.

The jumper was rushed to Staten Island University Hospital North in critical condition — but alive, police said.

He had driven from the Brooklyn side of the bridge around 12:30 p.m. and ditched his car midway over the span, authorities said.

He then climbed over the railing and leaped off the bridge, cops said.

Members of the NYPD’s harbor unit found him unconscious and unresponsive when they pulled him from the water, but managed to resuscitate him, police said.

Source: NYDailyNews

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A suicide bridge is a bridge used frequently to die by suicide, most typically by jumping off and into the water below (because a fall from that height into the water is almost invariably fatal).

To reach such locations, those with the intention to die by suicide must often walk long distances to reach the point where they finally decide to jump. For example, some jumpers have travelled over the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge by car to reach the Golden Gate Bridge.

United States

The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco has had more suicides than any other in the world, the number currently being over 1,200. In 2004 documentary filmmaker Eric Steel set off controversy by revealing that he had tricked the bridge committee into allowing him to film the Golden Gate for months, and had captured 23 suicides on film for his documentary The Bridge. In March 2005, San Francisco supervisor Tom Ammiano proposed funding a study on erecting a suicide barrier on the bridge.

In Seattle, Washington, more than 230 people have died by suicide from the George Washington Memorial Bridge, making it the second deadliest suicide bridge in the United States. In a span of a decade ending in January 2007, nearly 50 people jumped to their deaths, nine in 2006. At a cost of $5,000,000, a suicide barrier was completed on February 16, 2011.

 The San Diego-Coronado Bridge is the third-deadliest suicide bridge in the United States, followed by the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in St. Petersburg, Florida.

The Cold Spring Canyon Bridge in Santa Barbara County has seen 55 jumps by suicide since opening in 1964, including 7 in 2009. A proposal to install a barrier on this bridge has brought intense debate.

Colorado Street Bridge in Pasadena, California, have also seen barriers erected.

During the mid-20th century in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Wissahickon Memorial Bridge had a policeman stationed after it opened because of the numerous suicides taking place.

In recent years, the Eads Bridge in St. Louis has seen several suicides, approximately 18 since its re-opening.

6/12/12

Four successful and attempted suicides have taken place on or near the Verrazano Bridge since April, Bay Ridge Odyssey reports. The most recent happened on Friday, when 46-year-old Brooklynite Benny Guzman, a missing person, leaped from the Bay Ridge-Staten Island connector; rescue efforts failed to find his body.

 In late May, a Staten Island man jumped to his death from the bridge; the month before, police were able to intervene before a man jumped. In mid-May, a man was found dead in his SUV, of an apparently self-inflicted gun wound, in a rest area near the Brooklyn side of the bridge.

In Saturday Night Fever, John Travolta's friend famously slipped on the bridge and died.

 

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