Suicides Mounting, Golden Gate Looks to Add a Safety Net – NYTimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/27/us/suicides-mounting-golden-gate-looks-to-add-a-safety-net.html

On Sept. 20, Kyle Gamboa, 18, of Fair Oaks, Calif., skipped school. The funny, confident, 5-foot-6 captain of his basketball team repeatedly watched the trailer for “The Bridge,” a documentary about suicides at the Golden Gate Bridge. He got into his truck, stopped at McDonald’s for an Egg McMuffin with bacon, and drove the 110 miles to the bridge.

He turned on his truck’s emergency lights, got out and jumped, yelling “Yahoo!” on the way down.

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