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The Final Leap: Suicide on the Golden Gate Bridge by John Bateson

The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most beautiful and most photographed structures in the world. It is also the most deadly.

Since it opened in 1937, more than 1,500 people have died jumping off the bridge, making it the top suicide site on earth. Its also the only international landmark without a suicide barrier. Weaving drama, tragedy, and politics against the backdrop of a world-famous city, The Final Leapis the first book ever written about Golden Gate Bridge suicides.

John Bateson leads us on a fascinating journey that uncovers the reasons for the design decision that led to so many deaths, provides insight into the phenomenon of suicide, and examines arguments for and against a suicide barrier. He tells the stories of those who have died, the few who have survived, and those who have been affected--from loving families to the Coast Guard, from the coroner to suicide prevention advocates.
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Kymberlyrenee Gamboa did. Bridge patrol officers encounter jumpers at a rate of once every other day, if not every day, Miller said. The patrol staff is usually able to intervene in time to prevent this, but not always. Everyone here is happy to see it coming and looking forward to it. A peak of suicide attempts occurred just in , with people having gone to the bridge with the purpose of killing themselves, according to the district General Manager Denis Mulligan.

Between and , an estimated 1, bodies were recovered of people who had The side facing the Pacific is closed to pedestrians. An official suicide .
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Shortly after ten-thirty in the morning on Wednesday, March 19th, a real-estate agent named Paul Alarab began hiking across the Golden Gate Bridge. Midway along the walkway, which carries pedestrians and cyclists between San Francisco and Marin County, he stopped and climbed the four-foot safety railing. On a sunny day, as this day was, the view is glorious: Angel Island to the left, Alcatraz straight ahead, Treasure Island farther off, bisecting the long gray tangent of the Bay Bridge, and, layered across the hills to the south, San Francisco. Alarab turned and looped a thick rope over the railing, then wound it around his right wrist five times and grabbed it with his gloved right hand. Through the palings of the bridge rail and the rush of traffic, he could see the mouth of the Bay to the west and the Pacific beyond. Clasping a typed statement to his chest with his left hand, he leaned backward, away from the railing, and waited for help to arrive.

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