Early Morning Suicide Below the Vista Bridge in Southwest Portland

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July 16, 2013 07:30


This morning, Tuesday July 16, 2013, at 4:56 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a suicide from the Vista Bridge. Officers arrived and located a deceased male on Southwest Jefferson Street below the bridge.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner responded and took custody of the body to conduct an autopsy and make a positive identification.

Help is available for community members struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts. Suicide is preventable.

If you or someone you know needs help with suicidal thought or is otherwise in an immediate mental health crisis, please consider the following options:

The Multnomah County Crisis Line is available 24 hours a day at (503) 988-4888.

Lines for Life is available 24 hours a day at (503) 972-3456.

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare has an urgent walk-in clinic, open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., 7 days a week. Payment is not necessary. Call (503) 963-2575.



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Portland, Oregon 97204