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Discussion in 'Hull City' started by Chazz Rheinhold, Apr 1, 2021.
I too hope you're right Caveman
Sadly it looks like in 2009 there had been a 'solution' found...
my neighbours friends young daughter died recently
jumped off the bridge and sadly landed on the mud/solid ground not water and was still alive and taken to hri by helicopter but sadly died.
what prompted me to post this was dutch saying that jumpers preferred a soft landing and i can believe that but this girl despite only having a minor tiff with her boyfriend avoided the water.
i'd heard the day the young lad jumped there were 3 attempts that day!!
from someone who works at hri.
my workmate said its silly shutting down pedestrian access on the bridge because they will only go to a bridge over clive sully or the railway lines and at first i though yeah never thought of that
but then when you look at the height involved its not high enough.
plus i reckon if a potential jumper arrives at the bridge and the pathway is closed you never know that might just be enough deterrent to stop them trying again.
i am a real sad geeky nerd at times and i look at flight radar24 quite often and 2 weeks ago or so i alerted a pal to the strange flight path of the rescue helicopter alongside the bridge and then it landed and switched off its radar tracking thingy and then a few minutes later it came back on and landed at the rear of hri.
the next day i became aware it was carrying the young girl.
A friend and colleague of mine (and at least one other person on here) sadly jumped off the Bridge as well a few years ago.
Really difficult decision closing the walkways I think, and I know there’s discussions going on this week about how they can be reopened, but I’m not convinced anyone knows enough info / data on how many are turned away and who then do take their own life somewhere else or who having not done it there go home and never try again (as an extreme) to decide based on that.
One thing is for sure those turned back, by a gate or by a person speaking to them, have a second chance to change their mind at least.
I don’t know what the answer is, but the Bridge certainly isn’t the cause of these young people taking their own lives, and maybe if that was established a better solution could be developed
Sadly there'll never be a solution for people of any age wanting to commit suicide, it's an ongoing project, finding ways of getting people to see a better way out. It does seem to have gotten worse over the last 10 years or so though, especially amongst the young. Life for them is much harder now than it was in my day, 40-50 years ago. I can think of a few things that could be looked at but it would take us into politics within a couple of posts...
I think the same, about numbers going up
But I’ll be honest I don’t know whether we’re right because I knew people who took their own life when I was younger too and o wonder whether we just found out about more now due the millions of communication routes now
I don’t know though
Links to the last report of National. Suicide Enquiry etc. Its always a few years behind dates as (from memory) as the stats are collated from Coroner Inquests / enquiries which lag behind in time / reporting.
Lots to look at etc. If people are interested.
I've known two guys who jumped from the bridge; one was returning from a visit to his brother in HMP Hedon Road, told his mate to stop the car mid-bridge, thinking he wanted to puke he did so, allowing the guy to vault the armco down to the footpath and another vault straight over the handrail into the Humber, a split second and he was gone.
The second one was a work colleague, really nice guy with a good job and lovely family who appeared to not have a care in the world - he filled a ruck sack with bar bell weights, parked his car at Barton, walked to the middle and, according to a witness, without a seconds hesitation jumped over the side. Nothing was going to stop these two guys - as plenty here have said, the Bridge isn't the problem (altho higher rails would probably help), the problem is mental health and not enough of us trained or educated in how to spot a person in real anguish.
RIP both of them.
one of my old workmates on finding out his days were numbered health wise jumped off the bridge over the ancholme at south ferriby with a weight tied to him
its no height at all
he obviously prefered drowning than impact from a height
im too much of a coward i couldnt do either. drowning would be as bad as being engulfed in flames.
but i suppose people with this mindset arent placing much importance on the way they die.
they just want out.
the point is
if the humber bridge pathway is closed there are many other ways to go.
How can they only just be testing the structure of the bridge now , they were supposed to have looked
at putting up higher barriers about 10 years ago
wouldn't it be cheaper instead of a fence to fit netting or even better, a trampoline type structure underneath the bridge?
they could have a weekly award for best tucked barani
I think the real problem is that people don't tell you if they're feeling like that. If they would/could, maybe we could help.
I had a talk with someone very close to me a while ago and it made her cry so much, but that made me happy because I knew she'd taken it in the way it was meant.
She's already back to her old self, a new job, a new flat... She's all good.
We need to listen to people and just give them our time x