Itchen Bridge closed by police

Daily Echo: Itchen Bridge closed by police Itchen Bridge closed by police

POLICE closed the Itchen Bridge today to stop a man jumping from it.

Trained police officers were called in to negotiate with the man after a worried member of the public contacted the police.

The bridge was closed from 7.15am to 8.15am as the 29-year-old man was talked down from jumping.

He was then taken by ambulance to Southampton General Hospital to be checked over.

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4:11pm Wed 1 Jan 14

mrblunt says...

I still haven't worked out why it's necessary to shut the bridge when dealing with these incidents.Pedestrian
s can be shepherded to the other pavement while traffic could be allowed to flow both ways. This comment does not detract from the good work the services do in these circumstances dealing with a poor soul who, for what ever reason,feels that life is not worth living.
I still haven't worked out why it's necessary to shut the bridge when dealing with these incidents.Pedestrian s can be shepherded to the other pavement while traffic could be allowed to flow both ways. This comment does not detract from the good work the services do in these circumstances dealing with a poor soul who, for what ever reason,feels that life is not worth living. mrblunt

4:26pm Wed 1 Jan 14

issacchunt says...

Come on, you would'nt want to drive past with kids and see someone jump. Also you'd get idiots shouting from cars, could they not fit some sort of anti-climb system.
Come on, you would'nt want to drive past with kids and see someone jump. Also you'd get idiots shouting from cars, could they not fit some sort of anti-climb system. issacchunt

5:14pm Wed 1 Jan 14

bigfella777 says...

It's to try and create a calm environment when people are mentally ill.
It's to try and create a calm environment when people are mentally ill. bigfella777

7:27pm Wed 1 Jan 14

raverbaby01 says...

These times was wrong i was returning from HTID Vs iDEAL Rave @ the voodoo club and we walked to the bridge got there at 5:15am police just closed it then we waited for an hour in the rain under the bridge and still... no go, in the end We had to walk the long way around to Woolston.
These times was wrong i was returning from HTID Vs iDEAL Rave @ the voodoo club and we walked to the bridge got there at 5:15am police just closed it then we waited for an hour in the rain under the bridge and still... no go, in the end We had to walk the long way around to Woolston. raverbaby01

8:05pm Wed 1 Jan 14

issacchunt says...

raverbaby01 wrote:
These times was wrong i was returning from HTID Vs iDEAL Rave @ the voodoo club and we walked to the bridge got there at 5:15am police just closed it then we waited for an hour in the rain under the bridge and still... no go, in the end We had to walk the long way around to Woolston.
Did your mum know you were out that late (or early)?
[quote][p][bold]raverbaby01[/bold] wrote: These times was wrong i was returning from HTID Vs iDEAL Rave @ the voodoo club and we walked to the bridge got there at 5:15am police just closed it then we waited for an hour in the rain under the bridge and still... no go, in the end We had to walk the long way around to Woolston.[/p][/quote]Did your mum know you were out that late (or early)? issacchunt

8:57pm Wed 1 Jan 14

SotonLad says...

I find it hard to believe police negotiators were called out on double time for this.
I find it hard to believe police negotiators were called out on double time for this. SotonLad

9:26pm Wed 1 Jan 14

Reality-man says...

raverbaby01 wrote:
These times was wrong i was returning from HTID Vs iDEAL Rave @ the voodoo club and we walked to the bridge got there at 5:15am police just closed it then we waited for an hour in the rain under the bridge and still... no go, in the end We had to walk the long way around to Woolston.
Did you have enough gear left to get you home?
[quote][p][bold]raverbaby01[/bold] wrote: These times was wrong i was returning from HTID Vs iDEAL Rave @ the voodoo club and we walked to the bridge got there at 5:15am police just closed it then we waited for an hour in the rain under the bridge and still... no go, in the end We had to walk the long way around to Woolston.[/p][/quote]Did you have enough gear left to get you home? Reality-man

9:27pm Wed 1 Jan 14

Reality-man says...

raverbaby01 wrote:
These times was wrong i was returning from HTID Vs iDEAL Rave @ the voodoo club and we walked to the bridge got there at 5:15am police just closed it then we waited for an hour in the rain under the bridge and still... no go, in the end We had to walk the long way around to Woolston.
Did you have enough gear left to get you home?
[quote][p][bold]raverbaby01[/bold] wrote: These times was wrong i was returning from HTID Vs iDEAL Rave @ the voodoo club and we walked to the bridge got there at 5:15am police just closed it then we waited for an hour in the rain under the bridge and still... no go, in the end We had to walk the long way around to Woolston.[/p][/quote]Did you have enough gear left to get you home? Reality-man

9:46pm Wed 1 Jan 14

Donald2000 says...

mrblunt wrote:
I still haven't worked out why it's necessary to shut the bridge when dealing with these incidents.Pedestrian

s can be shepherded to the other pavement while traffic could be allowed to flow both ways. This comment does not detract from the good work the services do in these circumstances dealing with a poor soul who, for what ever reason,feels that life is not worth living.
That is a totally idiotic comment which shows that you have no knowledge whatsoever of police and emergency services procedure.

When there is an accident or suicide attempt emergency services need to create a sterile area around the incident, which involves keeping traffic and people away from it.

Dummy.
[quote][p][bold]mrblunt[/bold] wrote: I still haven't worked out why it's necessary to shut the bridge when dealing with these incidents.Pedestrian s can be shepherded to the other pavement while traffic could be allowed to flow both ways. This comment does not detract from the good work the services do in these circumstances dealing with a poor soul who, for what ever reason,feels that life is not worth living.[/p][/quote]That is a totally idiotic comment which shows that you have no knowledge whatsoever of police and emergency services procedure. When there is an accident or suicide attempt emergency services need to create a sterile area around the incident, which involves keeping traffic and people away from it. Dummy. Donald2000

9:55pm Wed 1 Jan 14

thesouth says...

raverbaby01 wrote:
These times was wrong i was returning from HTID Vs iDEAL Rave @ the voodoo club and we walked to the bridge got there at 5:15am police just closed it then we waited for an hour in the rain under the bridge and still... no go, in the end We had to walk the long way around to Woolston.
Poor you
[quote][p][bold]raverbaby01[/bold] wrote: These times was wrong i was returning from HTID Vs iDEAL Rave @ the voodoo club and we walked to the bridge got there at 5:15am police just closed it then we waited for an hour in the rain under the bridge and still... no go, in the end We had to walk the long way around to Woolston.[/p][/quote]Poor you thesouth

10:47am Thu 2 Jan 14

mrblunt says...

Donald2000 wrote:
mrblunt wrote:
I still haven't worked out why it's necessary to shut the bridge when dealing with these incidents.Pedestrian


s can be shepherded to the other pavement while traffic could be allowed to flow both ways. This comment does not detract from the good work the services do in these circumstances dealing with a poor soul who, for what ever reason,feels that life is not worth living.
That is a totally idiotic comment which shows that you have no knowledge whatsoever of police and emergency services procedure.

When there is an accident or suicide attempt emergency services need to create a sterile area around the incident, which involves keeping traffic and people away from it.

Dummy.
Well, how big a sterile area do you need for one person in distress.
I understand a closed road after a traffic accident with debris etc.
As for experience of emergency service procedures, I assume you are clairvoyant to know what experience I have or have not !!.
[quote][p][bold]Donald2000[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mrblunt[/bold] wrote: I still haven't worked out why it's necessary to shut the bridge when dealing with these incidents.Pedestrian s can be shepherded to the other pavement while traffic could be allowed to flow both ways. This comment does not detract from the good work the services do in these circumstances dealing with a poor soul who, for what ever reason,feels that life is not worth living.[/p][/quote]That is a totally idiotic comment which shows that you have no knowledge whatsoever of police and emergency services procedure. When there is an accident or suicide attempt emergency services need to create a sterile area around the incident, which involves keeping traffic and people away from it. Dummy.[/p][/quote]Well, how big a sterile area do you need for one person in distress. I understand a closed road after a traffic accident with debris etc. As for experience of emergency service procedures, I assume you are clairvoyant to know what experience I have or have not !!. mrblunt

1:36pm Thu 2 Jan 14

kiddynamite says...

Why pander to them? They hardly ever actually jump! Attention seeking ninnys!! Anyone who really wants to end it all doesnt sit on a bridge in plain view pretending to jump. Id arrest and charge them with wasting police time.
If they were serious they would go somewhere quiet secluded and do it.
Why pander to them? They hardly ever actually jump! Attention seeking ninnys!! Anyone who really wants to end it all doesnt sit on a bridge in plain view pretending to jump. Id arrest and charge them with wasting police time. If they were serious they would go somewhere quiet secluded and do it. kiddynamite

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