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Possible Jumper
updated: Feb 11, 2013, 12:02 PM

Jumper Threatening to jump from the Anapamu Foot Bridge CHP has a visual, SBPD Responding..

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 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-11 12:03 PM

Male wearing a black hoodie..Several SBPD Units responding..


 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-11 12:04 PM

Police say they are speaking with the man wearing black hoodie, looking for another subject..May not be the hoodie..


 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-11 12:05 PM



 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-11 12:05 PM

Geeze SO is talking about someone wanting to jump from a cliff?


 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-11 12:08 PM

CHP no longer sees the subject they say he walked East over the bridge..Possible false alarm for now..Police are surrounding the bridge..I don't know if they got him or what but they went code 4 No more assistence needed.


 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-11 12:30 PM

Just heard on CHP Channel PD was transporting someone to CARES..So I guess there was a Jumper but no more.


 COMMENT 373273 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-11 12:42 PM

We'll see more and more of this in town now that the Cold Spring Bridge is harder to use.


 COMMENT 373274P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-11 12:43 PM

Sounds as though they were able to get to the jumper. Much easier for a local bridge than one further away.


 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-11 12:50 PM

People pick some painful ways to go in this town..


 COMMENT 373285 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-11 01:07 PM

I'm glad they were able to get to him, and get him to treatment. Its horrible that people feel they have to end their life to deal with whatever is haunting them. I pray that those who are contemplating this, find loved ones, friends, or just concerned people in their lives that help direct them to the help they need.


 COMMENT 373302 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-11 01:39 PM

274P, also much easier for suicidal people to get to local bridges than one far away ...


 COMMENT 373316 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-11 02:15 PM

Plus if they are really threatening to jump they shut the freeway down so there is a captive audience. After a while the sympathy any of the drivers might have had is long gone. Remember the guy waving a gun on the La Cumbre overpass a couple of years ago?


 COMMENT 373409 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-11 05:26 PM

Some are in need of help. speaking as one that has tried to get help in the past its not easy, ive tried for yrs to get into cares and the only way they said i could get in to see someone is to try and harm myself or walk into an ER and tell them i want to hurt myself or others. my bipolar now is under control. just got to pray they dont take anyone else with them.. unfortunately help never came to my brother he committed suicide 9 yrs ago...


 COMMENT 373492P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-11 07:57 PM

Not sure I understand what CARES is. Could someone explain or send me a link. Thanks.


 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-11 09:12 PM

Cares is a place to go for counseling..They also respond people for crisis situtions I think..I don't know their whole story either but there is alittle. I'm pretty sure if you google it you might get more information.


 COMMENT 373526P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-11 09:36 PM

Thanks. Found it at the County of Santa Barbara Web site. CARES (Crisis and Recovery Emergency Services) consolidates crisis stabilization, intake, mobile crisis response and access to service for mental health and alcohol and drug emergencies. Staffed by mental health professionals, CARES provides crisis support on a 24/7 basis, serves children and adults, and works closely with the SAFTY program.


 COMMENT 373576P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 07:17 AM

My 59 year old brother in law killed himself in August after talking about doing it for a few weeks beforehand. Nobody took hom seriously because he was drunk whenever he said it, and seemed to be wallowing in his misery... He made several ( what looked to us) half-hearted attempts, like jumping off a ground- floor window ledge. We loved him dearly and felt he was desperate for attention, which we gave him, willingly. But his suicide took us by surprise - astonishingly, in spite if all of the above, not one of us believed he would really do it. It is VERY difficult to help someone who has mental issues and refuses to be helped. The law protects us all; we cannot be locked up "for our own good" without very good reason and following of certain procedures... It is even more difficult to live with the pain, the loss, the guilt, the remorse and the hindsight when they kill themselves. If you are dealing with something like this please talk to someone about getting help.


 COMMENT 373818 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 04:40 PM

Whenever I walk over the State Street/101 overpass I'm surprised by the lack of deterrents (fences etc.) on it. Of all the overpasses in town, pedestrian or car, it has the lowest rail and seemingly easiest access to one that is contemplating suicide. Frankly I'm shocked that, to my knowledge, there has been no effort to erect some sort of fence in this area. If someone is determined, it seems it would be an easy location.


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