Suicidal Subject on Cold Springs Bridge

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Possible Jumper and several vehicle accidents on the Cold Springs Bridge, Code 3 Fire, Medics, CHP and SBSO.

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Roger Dec 25, 2018 08:18 AM
Suicidal Subject on Cold Springs Bridge

Actually there are more suicides this time of year but suicidal calls are constant and year around we need more shelters for the mentally ill and less jails.

Luvaduck Dec 25, 2018 07:31 AM
Suicidal Subject on Cold Springs Bridge

I'm confused. Didn't we spend a ton of money & sacrifice a scenic view to put up a barrier fence so despondent souls couldn't jump off that bridge?

Roger Dec 25, 2018 10:21 AM
Suicidal Subject on Cold Springs Bridge

Of course but I was against it and voiced my opinion and it was all political bullshit as usual several people have jumped anyway I think it's pretty much in line with the others although some will see putting Cold Springs Bridge in prison was well worth the money.

a-1576498636 Dec 24, 2018 09:54 PM
Suicidal Subject on Cold Springs Bridge

Often we hear that Christmas time and the accompanying feelings of despair at being alone or not sharing festivities with family or for whatever reason doom and gloom and depression worsens, this is the time of the year that makes people feel more helpless and hopeless ------ supposedly this when there are the most suicides. I decided to look it up. Is Christmas and New Year's the most suicidal time of the year? Turns out it's not. Statistically the springtime is when suicide numbers peak. Go figure.

Bird Dec 25, 2018 09:36 AM
Suicidal Subject on Cold Springs Bridge

Remember Eliot's, "April is the cruellest month, breeding/Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing/Memory and desire, stirring/Dull roots with spring rain,/ ..."

John Wiley Dec 24, 2018 10:13 PM
Suicidal Subject on Cold Springs Bridge

Looked it up myself and found this: "The idea that suicides occur more frequently during the holiday season is a long perpetuated myth. The Annenberg Public Policy Center has been tracking media reports on suicide since 2000. A recent analysis found that 50% of articles written during the 2009–2010 holiday season perpetuated the myth. CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics reports that the suicide rate is, in fact, the lowest in December. The rate peaks in the spring and the fall. This pattern has not changed in recent years. ..." https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/suicide/holiday.html

John Wiley Dec 24, 2018 10:04 PM
Suicidal Subject on Cold Springs Bridge

Don't know about suicide but I'm curious what your source was, anonymous, since I just saw this headline: "The risk of heart attack peaks on Christmas Eve, according to a new study..." -ABC News

John Wiley Dec 24, 2018 09:52 PM
Suicidal Subject on Cold Springs Bridge

Wow thanks for keeping us informed, Roger. Quite a busy night! We were downtown earlier and heard a woman outside McDonalds across from the Granada loudly singing off key, "...ain't got nobody..." Sad time of year for anyone with family issues I guess. :(

Bird Dec 25, 2018 09:28 AM
Suicidal Subject on Cold Springs Bridge

Thanks, John Wiley. For quite a few, including those without family, with or without issues, it's a sad time of year, starting at about Thanksgiving. And on Christmas, it's near impossible for someone in the depths of aloneness and despair to realize that there's another day coming and things may well look different. And thanks, Roger, for your caring reporting! And, especially, thanks to those in the SBSO and CARES and other helping organizations for being there with a helping hand.

Roger Dec 24, 2018 08:58 PM
Suicidal Subject on Cold Springs Bridge

Guess I was not completely right compared to other reports but I heard what I heard the beginning of the investigation.

Roger Dec 24, 2018 05:34 PM
Suicidal Subject on Cold Springs Bridge

OK OK The man in the red 4x4 Ford truck is NOT THE SUICIDAL SUBJECT THAT GUY PULLED THE OTHER GUY DOWN OFF THE BARRIER....The suicidal subject may still be on the bridge somewhere.

Roger Dec 24, 2018 05:32 PM
Suicidal Subject on Cold Springs Bridge

Someone else said they were with the suicidal subject but that might be another suicidal subject 4 Green tags minor injuries..

Roger Dec 24, 2018 05:31 PM
Suicidal Subject on Cold Springs Bridge

SBSO Officer reporting the Suicidal subject stopped his vehicle on the bridge causing the accident then left toward Santa Barbara in a 4x4 lifted Ford pick up truck..

Roger Dec 24, 2018 05:27 PM
Suicidal Subject on Cold Springs Bridge

Traffic Backed up to Stage Coach Road North Bound land completly blocked South bound alittle room 4 vehicle accident on the bridge.

Roger Dec 24, 2018 05:20 PM
Suicidal Subject on Cold Springs Bridge

Sounds like there is several injuries as well as a man in a black shirt attempting to climb over the barrier and jump off the bridge.

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