NEW YORK (AP) — Tyler Clementi’s intentions were clear: He was going to jump off the George Washington Bridge. The Rutgers University student’s body was found in the waters underneath it last week. He wasn’t the first to pick a high-profile place for suicide.
Chef Joseph Cerniglia jumped from the bridge in the past two weeks. In March, Yale University student Cameron Dabaghi jumped from the Empire State Building’s 86th-floor observation deck.READ MORE: Report: Liberal Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer To Retire
Those who choose to end their lives in public fashion often pick landmarks from the George Washington Bridge overlooking Manhattan to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.READ MORE: Watch Live Now: NYPD Procession For Fallen Officer Wilbert Mora's Body Transferred To Funeral Home
After these tragedies, authorities were investigating how to prevent the public deaths with everything from concrete barriers, suicide hot line phones or safety nets hanging from bridges.MORE NEWS: NYC Mourning NYPD Officers Wilbert Mora, Jason Rivera After Deadly Ambush In Harlem
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