16-year-old Indian American boy dies after jumping from Golden Gate Bridge in the US
Officials of the US Coastal Guard and the boy’s parents believe he jumped off the famous bridge in San Francisco and died.
By Just News –A 16-year-old Indian American boy is believed to have jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and died, according to his parents and officials of the US Coastal Guard. The boy’s bicycle, phone, and bag were found on the bridge.
The coastal guards carried out a two-hour search and rescue operation after they saw someone jumping from the bridge at around 4:58 pm. They added that chances are low that the boy is alive.
Community leader Ajay Jain Bhutoria told PTI that this is the fourth incident involving an Indian American jumping off the Golden Bridge in an apparent suicide attempt.
SUICIDES AT THE BRIDGE
The famous bridge which has become an architectural marvel was opened in 1937. The Bridge Rail Foundation, a non-profit organization that works towards ending suicides on the Golden Gate Bridge, said 25 people died by suicide on the bridge last year and nearly 2,000 suicide cases have been reported since the bridge was opened.
In order to prevent such incidents, the state government has been working to create a 20-foot-wide iron mesh on both sides of the 1.7-mile-long bridge. The project, which was started in 2018, was scheduled to be completed by January 2022 but is running behind schedule. Its construction cost also jumped from â‚¬137.26 million to nearly â‚¬386.64 million.
An Indian American teenager reportedly died after jumping off the famous Golden Gate Bridge in United States San Francisco, said his parents and the officials of the US Coast Guards, reported by Just News.
As per the report, a bicycle, a phone, and a bag belonging to the 16-year-old boy were found on the bridge. The twelfth grader is believed to have jumped off the bridge at around 4.58 pm on Tuesday, they said.
There is little reason to believe that the boy is alive, they said.
The incident is a fourth one involving an Indian American jumping off the Golden Bridge in an apparent suicide attempt, community leader Ajay Jain Bhutoria was quoted as saying.
According to Bridge Rail Foundation, a non-profit organization that works towards ending suicides on the Golden Gate Bridge, 25 people ended their lives here last year and nearly 2,000 suicide cases have been reported since the bridge opened in 1937.