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Crowd Hangs On to Suicidal Man For 2 Hours Until Police Arrive

Post by Guest on Wed May 03, 2017 11:34 pm




Despite it taking two hours for proper help to arrive, these members of the public refused to let go of a suicidal man preparing to jump off of a bridge. Last week during rush hour near Golders Green, North London, the man climbed over a bridge railing so he could leap to his death.

Passerby immediately rushed to grab him through the bars so he wouldn’t be able to jump.
As police arrived to offer assistance, the man was also tied to the railing with rope.
Traffic on the North Circular road was stopped until – two hours later – a fire engine with a hydraulic lift was able to bring the man down to safety. He was then detained by an ambulance and taken to the hospital under the Mental Safety Act.

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/crowd-hangs-suicidal-man-2-hours-police-arrive/

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Post by magica on Thu May 04, 2017 3:09 pm

What a great show of humanity!

I'm glad they stopped him jumping, hope he gets the help he needs.

Full marks to his helpers tying him to the bridge! Well done!!

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Post by Raggamuffin on Thu May 04, 2017 7:05 pm

Well done those people! Let's hope the poor chap gets some help now.

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Re: Crowd Hangs On to Suicidal Man For 2 Hours Until Police Arrive

Post by Jules on Thu May 04, 2017 9:20 pm

Thorin wrote:
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Passerby immediately rushed to grab him through the bars so he wouldn’t be able to jump.
As police arrived to offer assistance, the man was also tied to the railing with rope.
Traffic on the North Circular road was stopped until – two hours later – a fire engine with a hydraulic lift was able to bring the man down to safety. He was then detained by an ambulance and taken to the hospital under the Mental Safety Act.

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/crowd-hangs-suicidal-man-2-hours-police-arrive/


2 hours? scratch FFS!!
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Post by Jules on Thu May 04, 2017 9:32 pm

Suicide is scarily common among both young men and women. On a global scale numerous ordinary people take their own lives but it only hits our radar when the person happens to be famous.


As a random example this young actor shot himself in front of all his friends a couple of weeks ago. That dark empty tunnel of depression must be one scary place.






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Post by Guest on Thu May 04, 2017 9:36 pm

Jules wrote:
Thorin wrote:
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Passerby immediately rushed to grab him through the bars so he wouldn’t be able to jump.
As police arrived to offer assistance, the man was also tied to the railing with rope.
Traffic on the North Circular road was stopped until – two hours later – a fire engine with a hydraulic lift was able to bring the man down to safety. He was then detained by an ambulance and taken to the hospital under the Mental Safety Act.

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/crowd-hangs-suicidal-man-2-hours-police-arrive/


2 hours? scratch FFS!!


Indeed, it does seem a very long time Jules

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Post by Original Quill on Fri May 05, 2017 4:34 am

Jules wrote:
Thorin wrote:
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Passerby immediately rushed to grab him through the bars so he wouldn’t be able to jump.
As police arrived to offer assistance, the man was also tied to the railing with rope.
Traffic on the North Circular road was stopped until – two hours later – a fire engine with a hydraulic lift was able to bring the man down to safety. He was then detained by an ambulance and taken to the hospital under the Mental Safety Act.

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/crowd-hangs-suicidal-man-2-hours-police-arrive/


2 hours? scratch FFS!!

My first thought, too. Is traffic that bad in London?

This kinda reminds me of that scene in the film, Joe Dirt...where the guy is about to jump into the Los Angeles River until a cop lassos him.

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Post by Raggamuffin on Fri May 05, 2017 6:19 am

I don't think it took the police two hours to get there, but they had to wait for a fire engine to get him back over the railings.

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Post by Original Quill on Fri May 05, 2017 5:54 pm

Raggamuffin wrote:I don't think it took the police two hours to get there, but they had to wait for a fire engine to get him back over the railings.

Well, that's what I mean about London traffic. Obviously the foot cop could get there, but it took two hours to get a piece of equipment to the scene?? Even New York isn't that slow.

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Post by HoratioTarr on Fri May 05, 2017 6:05 pm

Some poor woman here where I live threw herself off the motorway bridge and some scumbag nicked her handbag after she did the deed.
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Post by eddie on Fri May 05, 2017 6:07 pm

Yes Quill. Most of London is pretty much like a giant car park aka parking lot as you guys like to call it. Razz

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