Ken and I are looking for opportunities to speak publicly about our process of creating our organization Friends of the Vista Bridge. We realize that our program’s success has been because of the willingness of the community to work together. We believe we can work with other communities to create similar programs. Please contact us.
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In wake of deaths, group pushes for suicide barrier at majestic arch bridge
PORTLAND, Ore. — On a sunny January afternoon, 12 stories above a busy street, a newly engaged 19-year-old woman jumped to her death from a spectacular arch bridge west of downtown Portland. Last month, in the middle of the night, a 40-year-old man did the same. Last week, yet another person — a 15-year-old girl — plunged from the span.
The people at Saturday’s vigil brought candles and left flowers. They said the purpose was to raise awareness about suicide and to start the conversation, getting people talking about prevention.
PORTLAND, Ore. – A 15-year-old girl was the latest to take her own life by jumping off the Vista Bridge and for a couple that works nearby, what’s happening has got to stop.
The 120-foot tall Vista Bridge is in the Goose Hollow neighborhood of Southwest Portland. Jefferson Street and the MAX tracks are below.
Portland Police Bureau
The Oregon State Medical Examiner confirmed that he girl who jumped from the Vista Bridge yesterday is 15-year-old Marina Hamblin-Rock of Beaverton.
The Medical Examiner also determined the cause of death to be a suicide.
Help is available for community members struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts.
Suicide is preventable.
A 15-year-old Beaverton girl jumped to her death from Vista Bridge on Wednesday, the third suicide from the historic span this year. That equals the highest number of Vista Bridge suicides in any year in the past decade…. READ THE ARTICLE HERE
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – A female jumped to her death from the Vista Bridge Wednesday. Her body was found on the MAX tracks below the bridge in the Southwest Portland neighborhood of Goose Hollow Wednesday morning. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene…. READ MORE