Scanner traffic beginning at 11:12 a.m. indicated Fort Bragg Police officers were actively negotiating with a subject on the Noyo Bridge who was threatening to jump off the bridge. Despite these attempts, they jumped.
The Incident Commander referred to efforts to recover “the body” implying the subject died as a result of the jump.
There are reportedly “a bunch of bystanders” who witnessed the incident and an officer is requesting crisis workers respond.
The subject landed in the area of the river bank and medical personnel were on site to address their injuries. The medical personnel staged below the bridge as officers worked to calm the subject and de-escalate the situation.
Please remember that this story is unfolding. Information is being reported as we gather it. However, some of the information coming from witnesses and initial official reports could be wrong. We will do our best to get the facts but, in the case that something is inaccurate, we will update with correct information as soon as we can.
Many aspects of the Emerald Triangle’s rural lifestyle lend themselves to suicide risk factors. Those risk factors, as described by the Center for Disease Control, include barriers to health care, social isolation, and high rates of adverse childhood experiences,
Please remember, if you or a loved one are suffering from mental distress there are many resources that can be accessed including:
- The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): 1-800-950-6264, email@example.com
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): (800) 662-4357
- National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH): (866) 615-6464
- Mental Health America Hotline: Text MHA to 741741
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
- Crisis Text Line: Text CONNECT to 741741
In efforts to educate the public regarding suicide prevention, the following infographic from the National Institute of Mental Health provides guidance in warning signs associated with suicide: