Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Snowstorm, Trash Pile Saves Would-Be Suicide

A suicidal man who leapt from a ninth-story window in New York City landed in a large pile of uncollected trash which saved his life. The young man had mental illness issues and had spent time in a mental hospital prior to his suicide attempt.

A snowstorm halted trash collection in New York City over the Christmas holidays, leaving trash piled several feet high in some places. The man was worried about being evicted from his apartment which may have been the stress factor which prompted him to attempt suicide.

© C Harris Lynn, 2011

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