Man talked down from Newport bridge

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A MAN was talked down from Newport's Millennium footbridge over the river Usk on Tuesday evening, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service has said.

Head of fire control Jennie Griffiths tweeted that specialist fire fighters, ambulance and police responded to the incident where they found a man in a precarious position on the bridge shortly before 7pm.

He was talked down by police, she said.

A fire service spokeswoman said the man was left in the care of ambulance staff and fire fighters left the scene at 6.56pm.

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4:27pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Walter Devereux says...

it was opened in 2006. It is not called the Millennium footbridge.
it was opened in 2006. It is not called the Millennium footbridge. Walter Devereux
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4:48pm Wed 13 Aug 14

MikeO4O8 says...

yet again someone else who was wanting to jump, is the river usk really that good.

wish these people would just stop attention seeking, if they was serious about jumping, why would they all wait for emergency services to get there?.
yet again someone else who was wanting to jump, is the river usk really that good. wish these people would just stop attention seeking, if they was serious about jumping, why would they all wait for emergency services to get there?. MikeO4O8
  • Score: -22

5:50pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Mr Bump. says...

When was this named Millenium footbridge, must have missed that, still a bloody eyesore that you can see from around the city.
When was this named Millenium footbridge, must have missed that, still a bloody eyesore that you can see from around the city. Mr Bump.
  • Score: -14

7:12pm Wed 13 Aug 14

KarloMarko says...

Barak Obama?
Barak Obama? KarloMarko
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2:05am Thu 14 Aug 14

smokintheweed says...

MikeO4O8 wrote:
yet again someone else who was wanting to jump, is the river usk really that good.

wish these people would just stop attention seeking, if they was serious about jumping, why would they all wait for emergency services to get there?.
A reason that no-one should take this person seriously. A terrible message delivered with a brainless levels of tact.
[quote][p][bold]MikeO4O8[/bold] wrote: yet again someone else who was wanting to jump, is the river usk really that good. wish these people would just stop attention seeking, if they was serious about jumping, why would they all wait for emergency services to get there?.[/p][/quote]A reason that no-one should take this person seriously. A terrible message delivered with a brainless levels of tact. smokintheweed
  • Score: 11

10:22am Thu 14 Aug 14

myopinion1988 says...

MikeO4O8 wrote:
yet again someone else who was wanting to jump, is the river usk really that good. wish these people would just stop attention seeking, if they was serious about jumping, why would they all wait for emergency services to get there?.
Its not attention seeking its a cry for help, thank god he got talked down, my step dad jumped off newport bridge a few months ago and I wish someone had talked him down, he was seen pacing the bridge for half hour before he actually jumped. When your ill and in a suicide frame of mind I'm pretty sure your not thinking about waiting for emergency services
[quote][p][bold]MikeO4O8[/bold] wrote: yet again someone else who was wanting to jump, is the river usk really that good. wish these people would just stop attention seeking, if they was serious about jumping, why would they all wait for emergency services to get there?.[/p][/quote]Its not attention seeking its a cry for help, thank god he got talked down, my step dad jumped off newport bridge a few months ago and I wish someone had talked him down, he was seen pacing the bridge for half hour before he actually jumped. When your ill and in a suicide frame of mind I'm pretty sure your not thinking about waiting for emergency services myopinion1988
  • Score: 23

10:28am Thu 14 Aug 14

myopinion1988 says...

myopinion1988 wrote:
MikeO4O8 wrote: yet again someone else who was wanting to jump, is the river usk really that good. wish these people would just stop attention seeking, if they was serious about jumping, why would they all wait for emergency services to get there?.
Its not attention seeking its a cry for help, thank god he got talked down, my step dad jumped off newport bridge a few months ago and I wish someone had talked him down, he was seen pacing the bridge for half hour before he actually jumped. When your ill and in a suicide frame of mind I'm pretty sure your not thinking about waiting for emergency services
Lets hope no one in your family gets a mental health problem because your narrow minded opinion would prob contribute to their suicide rather than find them the help needed
[quote][p][bold]myopinion1988[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MikeO4O8[/bold] wrote: yet again someone else who was wanting to jump, is the river usk really that good. wish these people would just stop attention seeking, if they was serious about jumping, why would they all wait for emergency services to get there?.[/p][/quote]Its not attention seeking its a cry for help, thank god he got talked down, my step dad jumped off newport bridge a few months ago and I wish someone had talked him down, he was seen pacing the bridge for half hour before he actually jumped. When your ill and in a suicide frame of mind I'm pretty sure your not thinking about waiting for emergency services[/p][/quote]Lets hope no one in your family gets a mental health problem because your narrow minded opinion would prob contribute to their suicide rather than find them the help needed myopinion1988
  • Score: 21

3:57pm Thu 14 Aug 14

MikeO4O8 says...

myopinion1988 wrote:
myopinion1988 wrote:
MikeO4O8 wrote: yet again someone else who was wanting to jump, is the river usk really that good. wish these people would just stop attention seeking, if they was serious about jumping, why would they all wait for emergency services to get there?.
Its not attention seeking its a cry for help, thank god he got talked down, my step dad jumped off newport bridge a few months ago and I wish someone had talked him down, he was seen pacing the bridge for half hour before he actually jumped. When your ill and in a suicide frame of mind I'm pretty sure your not thinking about waiting for emergency services
Lets hope no one in your family gets a mental health problem because your narrow minded opinion would prob contribute to their suicide rather than find them the help needed
actually someone in my family has already committed suicide and yes this family member was an attention seeker, just he took to more pills than he thought and the emergency services didn't get to him in time.

and it has been proven that around 98% of people that are threatening to commit suicide, dont actually follow threw with it.

cant remember what this program was called, but there was people want to jump from windows and balconies, yet some of them had a belt strapped to them to prevent them from jumping in the 1st place and some tried to grab on to something when they felt like they was going to fall. there was other examples as well, but this was a while ago and i cant remember them all that well.

i have only ever come across 1 person hanging off a bridge while being in wales (a train bridge near the co-op shop and cineworld and college), i pulled over and told him if he is going to do it, then get it over and done with.

not sure if he jumped or not but a few mins later when i turned back around he wasn't there but the police was looking over the bridge and other police cars flying past with their sirens on. didnt think to check the argus to see what happened
[quote][p][bold]myopinion1988[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]myopinion1988[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MikeO4O8[/bold] wrote: yet again someone else who was wanting to jump, is the river usk really that good. wish these people would just stop attention seeking, if they was serious about jumping, why would they all wait for emergency services to get there?.[/p][/quote]Its not attention seeking its a cry for help, thank god he got talked down, my step dad jumped off newport bridge a few months ago and I wish someone had talked him down, he was seen pacing the bridge for half hour before he actually jumped. When your ill and in a suicide frame of mind I'm pretty sure your not thinking about waiting for emergency services[/p][/quote]Lets hope no one in your family gets a mental health problem because your narrow minded opinion would prob contribute to their suicide rather than find them the help needed[/p][/quote]actually someone in my family has already committed suicide and yes this family member was an attention seeker, just he took to more pills than he thought and the emergency services didn't get to him in time. and it has been proven that around 98% of people that are threatening to commit suicide, dont actually follow threw with it. cant remember what this program was called, but there was people want to jump from windows and balconies, yet some of them had a belt strapped to them to prevent them from jumping in the 1st place and some tried to grab on to something when they felt like they was going to fall. there was other examples as well, but this was a while ago and i cant remember them all that well. i have only ever come across 1 person hanging off a bridge while being in wales (a train bridge near the co-op shop and cineworld and college), i pulled over and told him if he is going to do it, then get it over and done with. not sure if he jumped or not but a few mins later when i turned back around he wasn't there but the police was looking over the bridge and other police cars flying past with their sirens on. didnt think to check the argus to see what happened MikeO4O8
  • Score: -7

5:12pm Thu 14 Aug 14

welsh1967 says...

Some ppl are heartless and hope to god they never feel so ill that they can't see any other way out the help for ppl with mental health issues in Newport is really poor and most of these ppl are arrested under the mental health act seen at st cadocs and discharged all within a couple of hours with no support other than friends or family who might not understand and no how to help them I say walk a hour in the shoes of 1 of these ppl and see how strong you can be and on top of all that have ppl call you an attention seeker I hope and pray this man gets the help he needs
Some ppl are heartless and hope to god they never feel so ill that they can't see any other way out the help for ppl with mental health issues in Newport is really poor and most of these ppl are arrested under the mental health act seen at st cadocs and discharged all within a couple of hours with no support other than friends or family who might not understand and no how to help them I say walk a hour in the shoes of 1 of these ppl and see how strong you can be and on top of all that have ppl call you an attention seeker I hope and pray this man gets the help he needs welsh1967
  • Score: 6

7:33pm Thu 14 Aug 14

DGee123 says...

"actually someone in my family has already committed suicide and yes this family member was an attention seeker, just he took to more pills than he thought and the emergency services didn't get to him in time."

You're either hoping to provoke a big reaction on here, or the most despicable human being I've had the misfortune to encounter this week.
"actually someone in my family has already committed suicide and yes this family member was an attention seeker, just he took to more pills than he thought and the emergency services didn't get to him in time." You're either hoping to provoke a big reaction on here, or the most despicable human being I've had the misfortune to encounter this week. DGee123
  • Score: 4

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