Four suicide-related incidents investigated by Portland police

portland-policeOn Tuesday, December 10, 2013, officers from all three Portland Police Precincts responded to four separate reports of attempted or completed suicides.

12:42 p.m.
Central Precinct officers responded to the Burnside Bridge, where it was reported that a person jumped from the Burnside Bridge into the Willamette River below. Witnesses told police that the person emerged from the water and attempted to swim to the riverbank; however, the individual submerged and did not resurface.

Portland Fire & Rescue and Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office River Patrol responded by boat and attempted to locate the person but were unable to find the individual. Witnesses were unable to provide age, race or sex of the person who jumped into the river.

5:11 p.m.
North Precinct officers responded to the Holladay Park Plaza, located at 1300 Northeast 16th Avenue, with a report of a female, who had allegedly jumped from the building.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and confirmed that the woman, a 38-year-old female, was deceased. The woman was visiting residents in the building, according to police, then jumped from the 16th floor to the ground below.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner responded and an autopsy is forthcoming.

6:31 p.m.
Central Precinct officers were called to a residence in the 0600 block of Southwest Nevada Street, where it was reported that an adult female had jumped from a 3rd floor apartment to the ground below.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the woman, who was suffering from traumatic injuries. She was then transported to a Portland hospital with life-threatening injuries.

7:48 p.m.
East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 1800 block of Southeast 100th Avenue. It was reported a male had shot himself with a handgun.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and determined that the male adult was deceased due to an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The Oregon State Medical Examiner responded and an autopsy is forthcoming.

The Police Bureau has produced a suicide prevention video available for viewing by visiting http://youtu.be/_1uz3cs-HdA

If you or someone you know needs help with suicidal thoughts 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.

Albany – Crisis Number, Linn County Health Services; Call 1-800-560-5535

Bend – 24-Hour Crisis Hotline, Deschutes County Mental Health; Call 1-888-232-7192

Eugene – Crisis Intervention Line at Lane County Mental Health, Lane County Health & Human Services, White Bird Clinic, 24 hours/7 days; Call (541) 687-4000 or 1-800-422-7558

MEDFORD – Jackson County Health and Human Services; Call (541) 774-8201