Woman dies in jump into Quechee Gorge

A 58-year-old woman from Wilder committed suicide by jumping off the Quechee Gorge Bridge on Route 4 late Monday night, according to Hartford Police. Full Story
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Boston, MA

#1 Jun 20, 2006
Is there anything that anybody can do to help these people who feel that their last option is to jump? I have personally been affected by this and hate hearing of people who commit suicide here, knowing what their families are going through.
Disillusioned

Lebanon, NH

#2 Jun 13, 2007
The only thing they could do realistically is to fence it off so as to make it impossibe for anyone to get to the edge to jump. However this will not be done because it detracts from the "aesthetics" and after all it's a tourists attraction and we wouldn't want to deter the tourists from droping their money in the town of Hartford would we?
Andrew

United States

#3 Jun 21, 2007
animals need this as freedom... not another fence dumn ass wipe
Mad at Andrew

Smithfield, RI

#4 Sep 20, 2007
Andrew - Stay in VA
Dan

Sunapee, NH

#5 Nov 5, 2007
Andrew wrote:
animals need this as freedom... not another fence dumn ass wipe
aye aye
If not the gorge_

New London, NH

#6 Jan 20, 2008
...then it will be another place where the individual commits suicide. When you are feeling this desperate and hopeless, location is not really an issue.
cathy

Enfield, CT

#7 Sep 27, 2008
My husband and I were there today, when someone decided to end their life it was sad
MEL

Hyattsville, MD

#8 Sep 28, 2008
We hiked through just before and drove through right after that happened this weekend ... and I was on edge the rest of the day thinking about it. I'm sorry you had to be there. We were hoping it had been something else.
cathy wrote:
My husband and I were there today, when someone decided to end their life it was sad
rolph

North Chelmsford, MA

#9 Sep 30, 2008
they can put up a sign, NO JUMPING. That ought to do it.
Edward

Williston, VT

#10 Oct 26, 2008
It is terribly sad, but we don't know the full circumstances. If the person found they had a terminal illness and they had no insurance, their insurance policy is more than likely null and void, but imagine how much it would have cost for their slow death?
There are inumberable ways for people to end their lives, lots of big drops in public locations and out of the way, pills, weapons all kinds of things. If the person was undergoing a temporary depression or treatable depression then it is a shame that in their mind they felt there was nothing anyone could do to help them and that perhaps no one may have been seeing the signs enough to offer enough hope and help to prevent such a tragedy before it occurred.
Natalie

Stowe, VT

#11 Nov 22, 2008
i've noticed that a lot of people talk about how they leave there shoes before they jump...that seems kinda pointless
Jenks

Lebanon, NH

#12 Nov 30, 2008
Andrew wrote:
animals need this as freedom... not another fence dumn ass wipe
Thanks for the spell out to the dillusionist. That was a kind way of putting it "like we need another fence dumn ass wipe" I like that very well said.
Jenks

Lebanon, NH

#13 Nov 30, 2008
Very well spoken " like we need another fence dumn ass" I like that.
Jenks

Lebanon, NH

#14 Nov 30, 2008
Leaven there shoes might be just another sign looking not to be mist. Those type of people needed a real friend just to listen? Seems like they wanted someone to notice that they were there not to forget them. Just my view.
Jenks

Lebanon, NH

#15 Nov 30, 2008
I agreee that if someone has been hit with a tough spot or disease. Don't people know that life does turn around. "should we all just give up"? NO there are always better days ahead.
sophie bean

Derry, NH

#16 Jan 2, 2009
In September, the body of a man from CT was found in Quechee Gorge - and that's all I ever heard about it. Has anyone heard more?

http://www.wcax.com/Global/story.asp...
F Warren

Danby, VT

#17 Jul 5, 2011
It got another yesterday,7/4/2011!!No fence would ever be high enough they climb the rail they would climb the fence if they want it bad enough!!!
sbd

Oakland, ME

#18 Jul 6, 2011
The gorge has always been a place for people to end their lives. This will never change. I have lived in the area all my life and there has been many people jump. No fence will stop this since there are many other places to jump from (not just the bridge). It is very sad to know that people think that their lives are not worth living for, but there is always something to live for. Times do get tough but they also turn around. My thoughts and payers go out to the ones who have lost loved ones over the years to this gorge. It is a resting place for many people.
justin

United States

#19 Jul 8, 2011
F Warren wrote:
It got another yesterday,7/4/2011!!No fence would ever be high enough they climb the rail they would climb the fence if they want it bad enough!!!
did someone jump
megan

Portland, ME

#20 Jul 12, 2011
justin wrote:
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did someone jump
there was a detour on the fourth of july around the bridge, and we were told someone had jumped and could see a crane and emergency vehicles on the bridge. still havent seen anything about it in the news...

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