Woman threatens to jump from Kearsley footbridge

The Bolton News: Woman threatens to jump from Kearsley footbridge Woman threatens to jump from Kearsley footbridge

A YOUNG woman who threatened to jump from a footbridge in Kearsley has been taken to hospital.

Police were called to the bridge over the A666 – linking Farnworth and Kearsley — at about 6.45pm tonight.

A friend of the woman and police officers managed to coax her away from the edge within 10 minutes.

She was then taken to hospital.


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9:13pm Tue 10 Dec 13

AdeleTeresa says...

Hope she will be ok and get some help, poor girl xx
Hope she will be ok and get some help, poor girl xx AdeleTeresa

9:47pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Don Cowan says...

Hopefully what possessed to do that can be resolved with the right help
Hopefully what possessed to do that can be resolved with the right help Don Cowan

11:32pm Tue 10 Dec 13

W1NGM4N says...

No need to jump of a bridge n cause havoc to innocent motorists, there's plenty of other ways to go about it! It's getting common jumping of bridges nowadays n landing through someone's windscreen, then the next thing you know is you got a queue fetching all along the A666!
No need to jump of a bridge n cause havoc to innocent motorists, there's plenty of other ways to go about it! It's getting common jumping of bridges nowadays n landing through someone's windscreen, then the next thing you know is you got a queue fetching all along the A666! W1NGM4N

11:37pm Tue 10 Dec 13

lv8151 says...

W1NGM4N wrote:
No need to jump of a bridge n cause havoc to innocent motorists, there's plenty of other ways to go about it! It's getting common jumping of bridges nowadays n landing through someone's windscreen, then the next thing you know is you got a queue fetching all along the A666!
such a stupid comment from such a d1ckhead ..... obviously you do not understand mental illness ..... hope it never affects anyone in your family
[quote][p][bold]W1NGM4N[/bold] wrote: No need to jump of a bridge n cause havoc to innocent motorists, there's plenty of other ways to go about it! It's getting common jumping of bridges nowadays n landing through someone's windscreen, then the next thing you know is you got a queue fetching all along the A666![/p][/quote]such a stupid comment from such a d1ckhead ..... obviously you do not understand mental illness ..... hope it never affects anyone in your family lv8151

12:45am Wed 11 Dec 13

carrie.freema16@yahoo.co.uk says...

Whether jumping off a bridge or some other means the person must have been desperate to end it. My advice would be if you want to kill yourself don't involve other people.
Whether jumping off a bridge or some other means the person must have been desperate to end it. My advice would be if you want to kill yourself don't involve other people. carrie.freema16@yahoo.co.uk

4:54am Wed 11 Dec 13

limey redneck says...

SOUNDS TO ME THAT WINGMAN IS A WINGNUT & NEEDS TIGHTENIG A FEW TURNS, WHAT AN INSENCITIVE D1CKHEAD. I HOPE THE LADY GETS THE HELP THAT SHE NEEDS.
SOUNDS TO ME THAT WINGMAN IS A WINGNUT & NEEDS TIGHTENIG A FEW TURNS, WHAT AN INSENCITIVE D1CKHEAD. I HOPE THE LADY GETS THE HELP THAT SHE NEEDS. limey redneck

8:47am Wed 11 Dec 13

Balboa says...

W1NGM4N wrote:
No need to jump of a bridge n cause havoc to innocent motorists, there's plenty of other ways to go about it! It's getting common jumping of bridges nowadays n landing through someone's windscreen, then the next thing you know is you got a queue fetching all along the A666!
Knob.
[quote][p][bold]W1NGM4N[/bold] wrote: No need to jump of a bridge n cause havoc to innocent motorists, there's plenty of other ways to go about it! It's getting common jumping of bridges nowadays n landing through someone's windscreen, then the next thing you know is you got a queue fetching all along the A666![/p][/quote]Knob. Balboa

10:05am Wed 11 Dec 13

MissPeg says...

I'm sorry, but have any of you actually felt suicidal to the point of wanting to jump off a bridge/etc.?! Probably not. A lot of people who do these things need support and help, not your ridiculous comments. Do you really think someone has the capacity to think 'well if I do it this way then I may cause an accident that might close the road below which will cause havoc' no, they don't think that, they're too busy feeling like they want to end their lives.

In my opinion, in that situation, that life being saved is more important than you being late home from work.

If anyone needs support, feeling suicidal or distressed, then Samaritans are there 24/7 (including Christmas Day), they're there for people when nobody else is. Phone 08457 90 90 90 or email jo@samaritans.org.
I'm sorry, but have any of you actually felt suicidal to the point of wanting to jump off a bridge/etc.?! Probably not. A lot of people who do these things need support and help, not your ridiculous comments. Do you really think someone has the capacity to think 'well if I do it this way then I may cause an accident that might close the road below which will cause havoc' no, they don't think that, they're too busy feeling like they want to end their lives. In my opinion, in that situation, that life being saved is more important than you being late home from work. If anyone needs support, feeling suicidal or distressed, then Samaritans are there 24/7 (including Christmas Day), they're there for people when nobody else is. Phone 08457 90 90 90 or email jo@samaritans.org. MissPeg

4:39pm Wed 11 Dec 13

Nikki97 says...

Just thought I would leave a comment to you all.

The 'friend' who coaxed her down was in fact me, she has been my friend for over ten years and has been suffering from a mental illness that has been troubling her, if any of you knew her she is just like any other teenage girl it's just sometimes she feels really low and things get too much for her, and last night was one of those nights. I was walking along the bridge when I came across her and as I shouted her the police arrived and kept their distance there was me, her and another man on the bridge with the girl and I called my Mum and Dad who live on the street about 10 seconds away to come and help considering her family have been our friends for years. My Dad arrived and walked towards her with me whilst I kept her calm and lent a friendly voice to her asking her not to do it. I made her keep both hands on the bridge and my Dad grabbed her in the nick of time and pulled her to safety, I cannot explain how proud I am for his actions the Police quickly ran over and congratulated him and another man. She is now in hospital and she is safe, I am commenting for those who care and show a real concern to her not the ignorant middle-aged men who are too busy moaning about the fact their may be a traffic jam or a windscreen may be smashed and not the fact a 15-year-old girl was attempting suicide last night. Next time you feel the need to make a comment about this lovely girl who is poorly just don't bother because how do you think this would make her feel?

Thanks :-)
Just thought I would leave a comment to you all. The 'friend' who coaxed her down was in fact me, she has been my friend for over ten years and has been suffering from a mental illness that has been troubling her, if any of you knew her she is just like any other teenage girl it's just sometimes she feels really low and things get too much for her, and last night was one of those nights. I was walking along the bridge when I came across her and as I shouted her the police arrived and kept their distance there was me, her and another man on the bridge with the girl and I called my Mum and Dad who live on the street about 10 seconds away to come and help considering her family have been our friends for years. My Dad arrived and walked towards her with me whilst I kept her calm and lent a friendly voice to her asking her not to do it. I made her keep both hands on the bridge and my Dad grabbed her in the nick of time and pulled her to safety, I cannot explain how proud I am for his actions the Police quickly ran over and congratulated him and another man. She is now in hospital and she is safe, I am commenting for those who care and show a real concern to her not the ignorant middle-aged men who are too busy moaning about the fact their may be a traffic jam or a windscreen may be smashed and not the fact a 15-year-old girl was attempting suicide last night. Next time you feel the need to make a comment about this lovely girl who is poorly just don't bother because how do you think this would make her feel? Thanks :-) Nikki97

5:15pm Wed 11 Dec 13

lv8151 says...

Nikki97 wrote:
Just thought I would leave a comment to you all.

The 'friend' who coaxed her down was in fact me, she has been my friend for over ten years and has been suffering from a mental illness that has been troubling her, if any of you knew her she is just like any other teenage girl it's just sometimes she feels really low and things get too much for her, and last night was one of those nights. I was walking along the bridge when I came across her and as I shouted her the police arrived and kept their distance there was me, her and another man on the bridge with the girl and I called my Mum and Dad who live on the street about 10 seconds away to come and help considering her family have been our friends for years. My Dad arrived and walked towards her with me whilst I kept her calm and lent a friendly voice to her asking her not to do it. I made her keep both hands on the bridge and my Dad grabbed her in the nick of time and pulled her to safety, I cannot explain how proud I am for his actions the Police quickly ran over and congratulated him and another man. She is now in hospital and she is safe, I am commenting for those who care and show a real concern to her not the ignorant middle-aged men who are too busy moaning about the fact their may be a traffic jam or a windscreen may be smashed and not the fact a 15-year-old girl was attempting suicide last night. Next time you feel the need to make a comment about this lovely girl who is poorly just don't bother because how do you think this would make her feel?

Thanks :-)
well done to you and all involved ... hope she has a speedy recovery
[quote][p][bold]Nikki97[/bold] wrote: Just thought I would leave a comment to you all. The 'friend' who coaxed her down was in fact me, she has been my friend for over ten years and has been suffering from a mental illness that has been troubling her, if any of you knew her she is just like any other teenage girl it's just sometimes she feels really low and things get too much for her, and last night was one of those nights. I was walking along the bridge when I came across her and as I shouted her the police arrived and kept their distance there was me, her and another man on the bridge with the girl and I called my Mum and Dad who live on the street about 10 seconds away to come and help considering her family have been our friends for years. My Dad arrived and walked towards her with me whilst I kept her calm and lent a friendly voice to her asking her not to do it. I made her keep both hands on the bridge and my Dad grabbed her in the nick of time and pulled her to safety, I cannot explain how proud I am for his actions the Police quickly ran over and congratulated him and another man. She is now in hospital and she is safe, I am commenting for those who care and show a real concern to her not the ignorant middle-aged men who are too busy moaning about the fact their may be a traffic jam or a windscreen may be smashed and not the fact a 15-year-old girl was attempting suicide last night. Next time you feel the need to make a comment about this lovely girl who is poorly just don't bother because how do you think this would make her feel? Thanks :-)[/p][/quote]well done to you and all involved ... hope she has a speedy recovery lv8151

6:02pm Wed 11 Dec 13

davidjb says...

attention seeking, the people i know who have actually took their lives never did it publicly, its normally i way of making themselves feel wanted. but hell, whatever.
attention seeking, the people i know who have actually took their lives never did it publicly, its normally i way of making themselves feel wanted. but hell, whatever. davidjb

7:45pm Wed 11 Dec 13

Nikki97 says...

davidjb wrote:
attention seeking, the people i know who have actually took their lives never did it publicly, its normally i way of making themselves feel wanted. but hell, whatever.
She suffers from psychosis and it is not attention seeking, idiot...
[quote][p][bold]davidjb[/bold] wrote: attention seeking, the people i know who have actually took their lives never did it publicly, its normally i way of making themselves feel wanted. but hell, whatever.[/p][/quote]She suffers from psychosis and it is not attention seeking, idiot... Nikki97

9:30pm Wed 11 Dec 13

farnworth's mafia says...

more then likely shes had one to many
more then likely shes had one to many farnworth's mafia

9:48pm Wed 11 Dec 13

MrsJoSmith says...

farnworth's mafia wrote:
more then likely shes had one to many
She had not drank anything.I can this with absolute certainty. The poor young lady has a medical condition, I did not realise that compassion was so lacking in Bolton. Whilst some comments have been lovely some on here have just been on the level of immature little kids.
[quote][p][bold]farnworth's mafia[/bold] wrote: more then likely shes had one to many[/p][/quote]She had not drank anything.I can this with absolute certainty. The poor young lady has a medical condition, I did not realise that compassion was so lacking in Bolton. Whilst some comments have been lovely some on here have just been on the level of immature little kids. MrsJoSmith

12:52pm Thu 12 Dec 13

ncc_22 says...

farnworth mafia you are an absolute tool. such an immature response to this story but then what kind of normal person would have the screen name farnworth mafia. your pathetic. get a life
farnworth mafia you are an absolute tool. such an immature response to this story but then what kind of normal person would have the screen name farnworth mafia. your pathetic. get a life ncc_22

5:37pm Thu 12 Dec 13

W1NGM4N says...

Balboa wrote:
W1NGM4N wrote:
No need to jump of a bridge n cause havoc to innocent motorists, there's plenty of other ways to go about it! It's getting common jumping of bridges nowadays n landing through someone's windscreen, then the next thing you know is you got a queue fetching all along the A666!
Knob.
Ya n0bhead! Rocky balboa wannabe! If she mentally ill then someone should be looking after her 24/7! Like someone said if you wanna kill yourself do it somewhere that doesn't involve anyone else! Your a complete pr1ck an a half bolboa
[quote][p][bold]Balboa[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]W1NGM4N[/bold] wrote: No need to jump of a bridge n cause havoc to innocent motorists, there's plenty of other ways to go about it! It's getting common jumping of bridges nowadays n landing through someone's windscreen, then the next thing you know is you got a queue fetching all along the A666![/p][/quote]Knob.[/p][/quote]Ya n0bhead! Rocky balboa wannabe! If she mentally ill then someone should be looking after her 24/7! Like someone said if you wanna kill yourself do it somewhere that doesn't involve anyone else! Your a complete pr1ck an a half bolboa W1NGM4N

10:57pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Lancashire always says...

I knew a lad that went to a bridge in Blackrod and jumped off imagine the horror of driving possibly into a person in the road . I think I can say with certainty he did not mean to survive but he did god knows how though badly scarred for life! as a friend one of many we could not understand what made him take that decision without at least talking to us. Well done to the people who talked her out of it glad you were there to help.
I knew a lad that went to a bridge in Blackrod and jumped off imagine the horror of driving possibly into a person in the road . I think I can say with certainty he did not mean to survive but he did god knows how though badly scarred for life! as a friend one of many we could not understand what made him take that decision without at least talking to us. Well done to the people who talked her out of it glad you were there to help. Lancashire always

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