Suicide at Wilson's creek today

Suicide at Wilson's creek today

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Curious

Black Mountain, NC

#1 Jun 30, 2013
Has anyone heard about a suicide up by Wilson's creek today? Heard the body was identified but no name has been released
doou

Casar, NC

#2 Jun 30, 2013
Curious wrote:
Has anyone heard about a suicide up by Wilson's creek today? Heard the body was identified but no name has been released
if it was a suicide, I doubt a name will be released. Any idea
if it was a male or a female?
Craig Creek

Gaffney, SC

#3 Jun 30, 2013
I live just up the road....I heard it was a male. He drove across the concrete bridge just above where Deerhorn park used to be.
He parked his white truck (Chevy? ext. cab) along side the road....walked out onto the bridge and that was about it.
One person motioned as if it was to the head....two others said it was to the chest. All I know is it was a single shot and was fatal.
As far as I know he was alone...but there were a few people who actually saw it and were able to give statements.

The bridge was closed for about an hour or so....They did haul him off with the sheet over his head...then began to clean off the area with a fire hose. Later a flatbed came and loaded his truck and hauled it off.

Thoughts go out to anyone he may have left behind....I was saddened to see it was done in such a public place....but relieved that noone else was hurt...other than those poor folks who witnessed it.
Curious

Black Mountain, NC

#4 Jun 30, 2013
I have no idea, all I've heard is that it was on the bridge and that he/she shot their self. Even that is here say so don't hold me to it. Tragic either way.
doou

Casar, NC

#5 Jul 1, 2013
it's sad when a person is so hopeless feeling that he chooses to end his life.
Wondering

United States

#6 Jul 1, 2013
It is very sad and as I see it tearful. When a person is at this fragile state they need a sounding board a person to talk to. We need a good and caring crisis intervention house here in Caldwell County for our citizens. We have more of this happening than other places the beligerent and suicides.I feel this would be a positive for everyone and I know this is difficult. Even the pastors here in this county are rude and non caring. I have been to St Francis and found the most caring and loveing individuals including the out of towners in my life. God be with this family and help them in their loss. Selah
Please tell me

United States

#7 Jul 1, 2013
Were there Caldwel County Deputies there they work Wilson Creek area on the weekends I hear? They are there for the Pisgah National Forest section and have been a positive in the past. It is good to have them available for such a sad happening.
doou

Casar, NC

#8 Jul 1, 2013
Wondering wrote:
It is very sad and as I see it tearful. When a person is at this fragile state they need a sounding board a person to talk to. We need a good and caring crisis intervention house here in Caldwell County for our citizens. We have more of this happening than other places the beligerent and suicides.I feel this would be a positive for everyone and I know this is difficult. Even the pastors here in this county are rude and non caring. I have been to St Francis and found the most caring and loveing individuals including the out of towners in my life. God be with this family and help them in their loss. Selah


Yes, there is a great deal of meanness and hard heartedness these
days. People are miserable and like the old saying goes, misery loves company. As for a mental health clinic that will effectively
serve Caldwell County, if they get one that is decent set up, they stay about two years. Imo, there's only been one that has actually been effective in Caldwell County and that was New River. They actually taught coping skills instead of pushing pills.
harper falls

United States

#9 Jul 1, 2013
Please tell me wrote:
Were there Caldwel County Deputies there they work Wilson Creek area on the weekends I hear? They are there for the Pisgah National Forest section and have been a positive in the past. It is good to have them available for such a sad happening.
No not anymore. That was under Gary Clark but the current Sheriff all but ended the reserve program which was the ones that patrolled Wilsons Creek. Every so often a deputy passes through but nothing like several years ago. They had it really cleaned up but its back to the party spot it was now.
Please tell me

United States

#10 Jul 1, 2013
I do remember several officers who were ther on the Wilson Creek area. I actually felt good about the fishing and the beautiful visitors center. There were two officers a Griffin I think and a Bently who were always helpful, and knew a lot of history about the area. Sad to hear they are not a presense.
Jim J

Black Mountain, NC

#11 Jul 1, 2013
harper falls wrote:
<quoted text>No not anymore. That was under Gary Clark but the current Sheriff all but ended the reserve program which was the ones that patrolled Wilsons Creek. Every so often a deputy passes through but nothing like several years ago. They had it really cleaned up but its back to the party spot it was now.
Yes there are Deputies that work up there . And they are usually the more experienced (seasoned) nothing against the new guys but) deputies on the dept. they still enforce the parking ,alcohol etc they always have . And yes they will go back in the woods to Harper falls to check out complaints ! It's been good having them to kinda teach the out of towners how to act around the real part of our County
luda

United States

#12 Jul 1, 2013
Jim J wrote:
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Yes there are Deputies that work up there . And they are usually the more experienced (seasoned) nothing against the new guys but) deputies on the dept. they still enforce the parking ,alcohol etc they always have . And yes they will go back in the woods to Harper falls to check out complaints ! It's been good having them to kinda teach the out of towners how to act around the real part of our County
That's funny because they don't have a reserve program anymore to speak of and the road is always short staffed so don't see how that is possible. I fish up there all the time and I've seen one this year and I think he was going on a call, was flying down the road. The reserves that were there had more years experience than the current road officers, most of the officers they have on the road today have less than two years experience and the supervisors are five or less. I know this for a fact.
Yo Adrian

Asheville, NC

#13 Jul 1, 2013
luda wrote:
<quoted text>That's funny because they don't have a reserve program anymore to speak of and the road is always short staffed so don't see how that is possible. I fish up there all the time and I've seen one this year and I think he was going on a call, was flying down the road. The reserves that were there had more years experience than the current road officers, most of the officers they have on the road today have less than two years experience and the supervisors are five or less. I know this for a fact.
How in the hell can a deputy stop a suicide?
Take that chit somewhere else this ain't no damn bash the sheriff topic. If you haven't seen a deputy at Wilson's Creek then you haven't been there. If you hate the sheriff so bad them the next time somebody beats your stupid loudmouthed ass don't call them.
luda

United States

#14 Jul 1, 2013
Yo Adrian wrote:
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How in the hell can a deputy stop a suicide?
Take that chit somewhere else this ain't no damn bash the sheriff topic. If you haven't seen a deputy at Wilson's Creek then you haven't been there. If you hate the sheriff so bad them the next time somebody beats your stupid loudmouthed ass don't call them.
I will take this chit anywhere I damn well please fool. No one said it was a bash anything thread you illiterate mouth breathing piece of crap. I was responding with what I have seen and known to a statement someone else made. No one said a deputy could had. You need to take your mouth off the sheriffs nut sack and come up for air for once. Its funny anytime someone makes an observation about the crappy sheriffs office one of you little nut suckers want to come on here and make some crap about politics. Get a life chump.
Yo Adrian

Asheville, NC

#15 Jul 1, 2013
luda wrote:
<quoted text>I will take this chit anywhere I damn well please fool. No one said it was a bash anything thread you illiterate mouth breathing piece of crap. I was responding with what I have seen and known to a statement someone else made. No one said a deputy could had. You need to take your mouth off the sheriffs nut sack and come up for air for once. Its funny anytime someone makes an observation about the crappy sheriffs office one of you little nut suckers want to come on here and make some crap about politics. Get a life chump.
Shoot me an address waterhead and you won't need no sheriff you'll need a couple of paramedics. You couldn't be a man in a woman's restroom. You better get off your moms computer and back in the bed with your sister, but be sure to listen for the phone McDonald's might need a new chithouse jockey and give you a call. You stupid juggheaded bastard boy. Ain't no wonder you can't get into law enforcement you're nothing but a punkassed sissy boy that wants to be a bully!!!
Craig Creek

Salem, SC

#16 Jul 1, 2013
There are some units patroling on the weekends...but there is nothing they could have done. He parked...walked out to the bridge and it was over quick.

I heard it may have been an older gentleman...and yes it is sad for anyone to have to reach that level of pain. I only wish it hadn't been such a pubic display.

I am glad that nobody else in that area was hurt...and pray that there weren't any other physical injuries to anyone else...the psychological dilemnas left behind will be hard enough to overcome.

Unfortunately many of them will simply have to endure the pain as well because there are not enough mental health programs that actually help...they just seem to evaulate, medicate, then eradicate and other ideas and move to the next patient.

As for Wilson Creek...it has been slipping worse and worse....the bridge where he died used to be a beautiful place....but now the garbage,broken glass and graffiti have really taken away from it all.I spent many days under that bridge with my kids....now it will be just a sad memory.

The one thing they REALLY need up here is a cel phone tower....I have seen kids hurt and parents panic because they cannot get a signal. The nearest one is almost all the way into collettsville or up on one of the ridges.

A cel tower wouldn't have helped in this situation...but it could sure save a life or two in the future.
luda

United States

#17 Jul 1, 2013
Yo Adrian wrote:
<quoted text>
Shoot me an address waterhead and you won't need no sheriff you'll need a couple of paramedics. You couldn't be a man in a woman's restroom. You better get off your moms computer and back in the bed with your sister, but be sure to listen for the phone McDonald's might need a new chithouse jockey and give you a call. You stupid juggheaded bastard boy. Ain't no wonder you can't get into law enforcement you're nothing but a punkassed sissy boy that wants to be a bully!!!
lmao if you are the kind of people that support the sheriff its pretty clear how I will vote and I hadn't put much thought into it until now so thanks. If you want to find me I will be at your moms later. Why don't you swing on by in your patrol car.

Since: Jul 10

Darlington, SC

#18 Jul 1, 2013
Still no word on who it was?
Ghost Rider

Lenoir, NC

#19 Jul 1, 2013
And no News Topic today either. Oh well, maybe HDR will have info.
Bre

Banner Elk, NC

#22 Jul 1, 2013
It's very sad. It was an older man with white hair. Me and my family passed him and no sooner than we passed him he shot hisself in the chest. We stopped but it was to late. It was the worst thing I have seen in my life b

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