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Fan Who Tried to Catch Coliseum Jumper: ‘Training Just Kicked In’

November 25, 2013 | 5:20 pm

Fan Who Tried to Catch Coliseum Jumper: ‘Training Just Kicked In’

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Stockton man tried to talk woman out of jumping, then lunged to break her fall. Both were injured.

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How a CHP Sergeant Stops Suicide Attempts on the Golden Gate Bridge

December 12, 2012 | 11:44 am

How a CHP Sergeant Stops Suicide Attempts on the Golden Gate Bridge

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About 1,500 people have committed suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge during its 75-year-history. It’s a tragic number, but it would have been much higher if not for Kevin Briggs and other members of the California Highway Patrol. Briggs, a CHP sergeant, has been credited with saving hundreds of lives during his more […]

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August 3, 2012 | 8:46 am

Golden Gate Bridge Briefly Shut Down; Police Search for Climber

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Update at 10:57 a.m.: Police apprehended a man who apparently stayed overnight on the south tower of the Golden Gate Bridge, leading them to briefly close the bridge to traffic on Monday morning. “The investigation is ongoing,” California Highway Patrol Sergeant Diana McDermottso told KQED’s Aarti Shahani. “Our concern now is for… his medical health.” […]

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