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July 25, 2013 at 7:10 AM

Suicide patrols starting on Portland bridge

The Associated Press

PORTLAND — Trained volunteers wearing orange vests plan to begin patrolling Portland’s Vista Bridge Thursday evening to prevent more people from committing suicide.

The group Friends of Vista Bridge told KOIN-TV volunteers will be on the so-called “suicide bridge” until mid-August, when the city plans to install temporary fencing to prevent jumping.

There have already been four suicides this year on the bridge in the Goose Hollow neighborhood west of downtown Portland.

| More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Portland, suicide


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