Person jumps from Tobin, dies

A man got out of a car on the upper level and jumped around 9:20 a.m. Although a witness initially reported seeing the person in netting on the lower level, a firefighter discovered the person's body at a construction site below the bridge.

State Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office are investigating, although a spokesman for the DA's office says the death is not considered suspicious. The DA's office reports the man was 43.

Traffic in both directions was delayed as firefighters looked for the person.

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They choose wisely. Landing

They choose wisely. Landing on the land pretty much guarantees death. I recall a couple of jumpers over time that landed in the water, lived and were pulled from the water with severe injuries.

P.S. Suicide is never a wise choice. I wish the person finds peace in death that they couldn't find in life.

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Why no suicide prevention fence?

I haven't driven over the Tobin in a while but if I recall correctly, there are no Sagamore Bridge style suicide prevention fences on the Tobin. Why? In many cases, if a suicide can be prevented and counseling provided, the person can lead a normal life. With Tobin suicides occurring with regular frequency since it opened (only some of the "successful" attempts and almost none of those talked down are reported in the media) it would seem a reasonable investment. If it saves one life...

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