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    Here's a POSITIVE cop piece.

    The Golden Gate Bridge has always been famous. It was the world’s longest suspension bridge when it was completed in 1937. Since then, it has become an iconic landmark of San Francisco and, tragically, one of the most popular places in the world to commit suicide. Few know this better than Kevin Briggs, a sergeant with the California Highway Patrol who has talked hundreds of people out of jumping.
    http://screen.yahoo.com/golden-gate-...000000926.html <-- click link.



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    Thats pretty awesome. Is the fall enough to kill you?


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    Quote Originally Posted by ATL#22 View Post
    Thats pretty awesome. Is the fall enough to kill you?
    yes. its something like 300 foot fall. its like hitting cement from that height.

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    Damn


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    Quote Originally Posted by ATL#22 View Post
    Thats pretty awesome. Is the fall enough to kill you?
    No, he was just talking people out of going for a little swim.

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    Pretty cool video. Thanks for sharing that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nymetsrule View Post
    No, he was just talking people out of going for a little swim.
    Don't be a dick. I didn't know how high the Bay Bridge is


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    Quote Originally Posted by ATL#22 View Post
    Don't be a dick. I didn't know how high the Bay Bridge is
    Golden Gate.

    there is another one called the Bay Bridge.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Gate_Bridge

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bay_Bri...8California%29

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    I'm never moving to San Francisco


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    http://www.metrolic.com/surviving-fr...e-jump-167789/

    Dont know if theyre stating facts, but this says 98% of people die from the jump. But im pretty sure thats not the most popular suicide destination. That would be Aokigahara in Japan.

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aokigahara

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    Quote Originally Posted by bosox3431 View Post
    http://www.metrolic.com/surviving-fr...e-jump-167789/

    Dont know if theyre stating facts, but this says 98% of people die from the jump. But im pretty sure thats not the most popular suicide destination. That would be Aokigahara in Japan.

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aokigahara


    you should watch this.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bri...entary_film%29


    also this...

    The bridge is something else, though: it is the world’s premier venue for suicide.

    On average, a person jumps to his or her death from it every two weeks, more than 1,500 to date. And they are the ones who are known about. Others are thought to have taken the final leap only to be washed out into the ocean, their bodies never to be found, or recovered so far from the bridge that they cannot be classified as jumpers. Many more consider jumping and then think better of it. It is rare for a week to pass without an incident of some kind, a “10-31” in police parlance.



    Amazingly, one in 50 jumpers survives the four-second plunge, equivalent to 25 storeys, some crippled for life but a few only slightly injured.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/feat...t-so-easy.html


    Although lauded as an engineering masterpiece and a beloved international landmark, the Golden Gate Bridge has long been a magnet for desperate individuals in dire straits.

    Since opening in May 1937, an estimated 1,558 people have died by suicide after leaping off the famed span. No other site in the world boasts a number remotely close to that.
    http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012...cades-advocacy


    As San Francisco hosts a citywide birthday party for the Golden Gate Bridge's 75th anniversary, one thing that won't be celebrated is the fact that the bridge continues to be the world's top suicide site. Since it opened on May 27, 1937, there have been an estimated 1,600 deaths in which the body was recovered, and many more unconfirmed.

    The data for 2011 underscore this reality: 37 people died jumping off the bridge last year, according to the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District. That's the second-highest total in 15 years and the fourth highest in the bridge's history. An additional 100 people were stopped from jumping. In other words, every 2 1/2 days, someone went to the bridge and either jumped or tried to jump.
    http://articles.latimes.com/2012/may...-gate-20120525

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    54 commited suicide in 2010 at the place I listed. Thats 17 more then the bridge. I know GSB is a popular destination too. Probably varys year to year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bosox3431 View Post
    54 commited suicide in 2010 at the place I listed. Thats 17 more then the bridge. I know GSB is a popular destination too. Probably varys year to year.
    to be fair, that cop lowered the numbers.

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    Nice to see stuff like that. I hate that the police are publicly portrayed so poorly all the time

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