Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Person Deceased After Jumping from Burnside Bridge


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: May 17th, 2017 1:25 PM
On Wednesday May 17, 2017, at 12:49 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the Burnside Bridge on the report that a person jumped off the bridge and landed on the concrete below.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the person, an adult male, deceased on the concrete bridge piling below the south side of the bridge.

One lane on the top of the bridge is affected until the investigation at the scene is complete and the Medical Examiner takes custody of the body.

Preliminary information indicates this is a suicide.

Help is available for community members struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts. Suicide is preventable.

The Portland Police Bureau created a video in 2013 titled, "What if You Could Turn Back the Clock on Suicide?" It is available for viewing at

The Multnomah County Mental Health Call Center is available 24 hours a day at 503-988-4888.

If you or someone you know needs help with suicidal thoughts or is otherwise in an immediate mental health crisis, please visit Cascadia or call 503-963-2575. Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare has an urgent walk-in clinic, open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., 7 days a week. Payment is not necessary.

Lines for Life is also available 24 hours a day at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Information about the Portland Police Bureau's Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) and additional resources can be found by visiting

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