Woman rescued after jumping off Harbour Bridge

first_imgA 38-year-old woman is undergoing psychiatric treatment after attempted to take her own life by jumping off the Demerara Harbour Bridge (DHB).The woman being brought to shore by two passersbyRehanna Budhan of Lot 42 Austin Street, Campbellville, Georgetown, was rescued by passersby who saw her plunge into the Demerara River around midday on Tuesday.According to information reaching Guyana Times, the mother of one was walking on the Demerara Harbour Bridge heading west when she suddenly climbed onto the rail and plunged into the water.One of the rescuers, Parsram Ramchand, related to this newspaper that he was driving over the Bridge from the West Bank when he observed the woman walking in the opposite direction on the right-hand side of the bridge.“When I reach closer, I see this woman climb up on the rail and jump over. I stop my vehicle and run out,” he said, recalling that he immediately took off his boots and pants, and jumped in the water to save the woman.“A next guy jump behind me and we rescue her and bring her up on the river bank,” Ramchand stated. The man noted that the woman was unconscious when they brought her out of the water and so they took her to the Police Outpost on the eastern side of the Bridge.This newspaper was told that the woman, who has a five-year-old child, claimed that she has a spiritual problem hence she wanted to take her life. The woman’s mother was summoned to the outpost and told the officers that this was the first time her adult daughter had done something like that.In October last year, a man was rescued by passersby after he too jumped off the Bridge in a bid to take his life. The Harbour Bridge has become a hotspot for suicidal jumps, with many of them being successful.The latest victim was a woman who jumped to her death back in January 2015. Her body was discovered several hours later in the vicinity of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Wharf.last_img read more