According to early morning scanner traffic, at approximately 6:10 am the California Highway Patrol, Albion Fire Department, and AHMC Ground Ambulance were dispatched to the Albion Bridge after a report of an abandoned vehicle turned into the discovery of a deceased individual.
The Mendocino County Sheriff/Coroner responded to the scene at approximately 6:40 am.
This scanner traffic was initially reported by Paul McCarthy’s MendocinoSportsPlus.
MCSO Public Information Officer Gregory Van Patten confirmed that a “local resident appears to have committed suicide by jumping off the bridge.” He said an “investigation is still on going.”
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a hotline for individuals in crisis or for those looking to help someone else. To speak with a certified listener, call 1-800-273-8255.
And, please remember that information gathered from initial reports is subject to revision as more facts become available.
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