Mans body found at base of New River Gorge Bridge

Dec 16, 2009 Full story: Charleston Gazette 56

An Indiana man died Tuesday after apparently jumping off of the New River Gorge Bridge.

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kevin

Oak Hill, WV

#1 Jan 9, 2010
i think they need to build a high fence lot of jump off that bridge
Yes

Fremont, CA

#2 Jan 9, 2010
kevin wrote:
i think they need to build a high fence lot of jump off that bridge
I agree. There should be high fencing with the top slanted inward to prevent people from jumping. This is a sad shame.

Since: Jan 10

Ashburn, VA

#3 Jan 9, 2010
there are some crazy people that would climb the fence.. if somebody wants to kill themselves they will find a way to do it...
Nick

Easton, MD

#4 Jan 10, 2010
The State Could Also Create More Jobs Just By Adding Camras on the bridge And Pay Pepople To watch them also And Prevent this from happening again.
also

Fremont, CA

#5 Jan 10, 2010
Nick wrote:
The State Could Also Create More Jobs Just By Adding Camras on the bridge And Pay Pepople To watch them also And Prevent this from happening again.
if the police would just do a regular patrol of the bridge it would prevent a lot of it. How much time would it take to drive it once an hour, just to check things out. It could save a life. That would be worth more than the time it would take to drive it.
shucks

Mount Hope, WV

#6 Jan 10, 2010
build a fence,,put a lil gate in the middle and then fayetteville could charge them too for a key to the gate

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#7 Jan 10, 2010
I just cant figure out that if your stupi enough to kill yourself....why jump off a dam bridge.....seems like an awful long fall with lots of time to second guess that decision..as if it matters at that point.
Birddog

Oak Hill, WV

#8 Jan 10, 2010
Stupidity is not required for suicide. In some cases it would be the right way to go. Better then a slow painful death on life support. I would guess the fall would be three seconds or less. Not a lot of time to think about it.
Brenda Farley

Beckley, WV

#9 Jan 10, 2010
Let anyone kill themselves that wants to. Im glad we built this fine apparatus so people can do it. Rids the world of the weak and the miserable, ya know. PS, anyone got some diet pills?
What

Fremont, CA

#10 Jan 10, 2010
Brenda Farley wrote:
Let anyone kill themselves that wants to. Im glad we built this fine apparatus so people can do it. Rids the world of the weak and the miserable, ya know. PS, anyone got some diet pills?
Then why r u still here?
freaky

Nashville, TN

#11 Jan 10, 2010
how many have taken the plunge so far????anyone keepin count?
mhm

United States

#12 Jan 10, 2010
Well in my opinion i think people need to quit being so stupid and get a brain stop jumping off stuff like bridges...
koo-joo

United States

#13 Jan 10, 2010
Building a fence wouldnt stop people from jumping, if they are going to jump they are going to jump. It isnt like there are 100 people jumping off each year so the cops arent going to waste their time doing drive bys every hour. They are too busy doing protecting and serving.. Better yet setting up speed traps when it drops to 50 and by the police station.. That is if they arent at Rio eatin.. just sayin
Retired Mountaineer

Beckley, WV

#14 Jan 12, 2010
Since I have retired and returned to the Fayetteville area I have been made aware of numerous suicides from the NR Gorge Bridge. After a 23-year old man jumped in December 08 I e-mailed an official with the WV Department of Transportation voicing my concerns. I suggested some sort of curved fencing or nets such as the Golden Gate Bridge now has. Perhaps even spaced out telephones with direct access to Suicide Preventation Hotlines could save a life. The response I received from the DOT was funding was an issue along with the consideration of the visual impact to the bridge and the logistics of the events to the Annual Bridge Day. I feel that efforts need to be taken to help the despondent and depressed, not to just ignore the issue. When there are jumpers the news articles do not publish the prior numbers, apparently so others will not be encouraged to do so. The local authorities have done an admirable job intervening and stopping some potential victims. I would hate to see the NRG Bridge have the same reputation as the GG Bridge in San Francisco.
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Hmmm

Summersville, WV

#16 Jan 15, 2010
How about we try to keep people from getting to the point where they want to jump off a bridge! Fencing this bridge will just force them to go to the "next highest" bridge they can find. I'm sure they pass plenty of them on the long drive to ours. That bridge is a landmark to WV, hundreds of thousands of people come to gaze at the unique and gorgeous view. Why should we ruin that and lose the economic impact because there are a dozen people a year from allover the east coast that are going to commit suicide, and choose our bridge over hundreds of other ways.
Think real hard on it!
hillbilly

Blain, PA

#17 Jan 17, 2010
Is there actual evedience he actualy jumped just because the car was abanded is not proof'.
Old Timer

Crossville, TN

#18 Jan 20, 2010
Brenda Farley wrote:
Let anyone kill themselves that wants to. Im glad we built this fine apparatus so people can do it. Rids the world of the weak and the miserable, ya know. PS, anyone got some diet pills?
I'm with you. Dont spind my TAX $$ to save someone who will spend the rest of their life in a mental hospotil .
oppurtunity

United States

#19 Jan 20, 2010
hmmm. Just need to start a used car lot at one end of the bridge for all the abandoned cars.
one who knows

Oak Hill, WV

#20 Jan 20, 2010
hillbilly wrote:
Is there actual evedience he actualy jumped just because the car was abanded is not proof'.
yes he actually did jump take it from someone who helped to pick him up
hillbilly

Biglerville, PA

#21 Jan 21, 2010
what is to say that he wasnt thrown over??

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