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Man falls to his death after suicide threat by Hoover Dam

The Mike O'Callaghan – Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge near the Hoover dam (Alan Stark, 2011 Creative Commons Attribution - Share Alike 2.0 Generic License  )
The Mike O'Callaghan – Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge near the Hoover dam (Alan Stark, 2011 Creative Commons Attribution - Share Alike 2.0 Generic License )
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Updated: 7/12/2012 2:45 pm
BOULDER CITY (KSNV MyNews3) – A man jumped to his death this afternoon by Hoover Dam.

Officials want to remind the public that there are several help lines available if thoughts of suicide are prevalent. Follow this link for assistance.
Bureau of Reclamation officials say that the man was hanging onto a railing for two hours before letting go. Witnesses say he hit the rocks and fell into the water. Officials have recovered the body.

This is the third suicide off the O'Callaghan-Tillman bridge this year.

The investigation has been turned over to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

The Clark County coroner’s office will release the victim’s identity.

Traffic was tied up for several hours as officials closed the U.S. 93 Hoover Dam Bypass bridge in an attempt to talk the man down.
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