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

Poly topped by tourney host in El Segundo Blue Div. finale

first_imgThe Jackrabbits travel to Westminster for a nonleague doubleheader Tuesday. Lakewood 12, Servite 6 Jonathan Johnson, Kevin Luyben and Michael Schultz all had three hits to lead the Lancers (4-1) to victory in their final game of the Loara Tournament. Johnson scored three times and added an RBI and Luyben had two runs and two RBI. Schultz scored twice. Omar Jimenez pitched four innings to earn the victory. Lakewood plays Paramount in a nonleague doubleheader at 3 p.m. Monday at Blair Field. The first loss of the season for Poly High’s baseball team had them feeling Blue. The Jackrabbits gave up five runs in the third inning of Saturday’s championship game of the El Segundo Tournament Blue Division and fell to the hosts, 7-2. That puts Poly’s record at 4-1. Jordan 6, San Pedro 5 Alfredo Lopez, Abraham Alarcon and Juan Becerra all had RBI singles in a four-run seventh inning to lead the Panthers (4-1) to victory at the El Segundo Tournament. Lopez went 3 for 4 with a double, triple and two runs. Jordan plays Los Alamitos in a nonleague doubleheader at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Blair Field. Los Alamitos 6, Woodbridge 2 Mac Sullivan went 3 for 3 with a three-run home run in the first inning to lead the Griffins (4-1) to victory in the third-place game of the Loara Tournament. Gahr 10, Narbonne 1 Joe Park had three hits, including a triple and a home run, and Victor Sanchez had three RBI in the consolation championship of the El Segundo Tournament. Chris Devensky pitched six innings and earned the victory. Gahr travels to Mira Costa for a nonleague game Tuesday. Bellflower 5, S. Torrance 1 Anthony Gose and Sal Olmos threw a combined no-hitter for the Bucs (3-2) at the El Segundo Tournament. Gose struck out six batters and Olmos struck out two. Senior outfielder Josh Thompson went 2 for 2 with a run and two RBI. Bellflower plays Millikan in a nonleague doubleheader at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Blair Field. Aliso Niguel 4, Artesia 3 Shane Taylor hit a solo home run in the fourth inning for the Pioneers (2-3) at the Loara Tournament. Downey 10, Trabuco Hills 2 Michael Gil was 3 for 4 with three doubles and two RBI for the Vikings (3-2) at the Loara Tournament. David Jackson added two doubles and Steven Hernandez pitched five innings for the victory. St. Anthony 3-10, Brethren Christian 4-7 Freshman second baseman Nick White went 3 for 3 with two RBI for the host Saints (3-1) in the second game of a nonleague doubleheader. Derrik Henry struck out four in the first game for the Warriors (2-3). Centennial 19-9, Rolling Hills Prep 9-6 Josh Lovingood and Jahmal Frazier each hit for the cycle in the first game of a nonleague doubleheader sweep for the Apaches (3-1). Lovingood was also 3 for 3 in the second game and Mike Mejia hit a solo home run. Avalon 3-5, Oxford Aca. 6-4 Chaz Delehant hit a walk-off home run with no outs in the bottom of the seventh for the Lancers (2-2) to split a nonleague doubleheader. Mary Star 12, South East 0 (5 inn.) Joe Morgan hit a solo home run for the Stars (3-2) in an easy victory at the Southern California Invitational. SoftballSan Pedro 1, Gahr 0; San Pedro 6, Torrance 0 Holly Stevens scored Perelini Koria with a double in the bottom of the seventh to lead the Pirates (6-2) past the Gladiators in the quarterfinals of the Downey Tournament. San Pedro’s Taylor Petty allowed just three hits and struck out six. Gahr’s Roni Alvarado had 12 strikeouts. In the semifinals, the Pirates received home runs from Kailee Cuico and Hannah De Gateano. San Pedro plays La Palma Kennedy in the final at 3 p.m. Monday at South Gate Park. Gahr 7, Garden Grove 3 Brittany Nava struck out six and allowed six hits for the Gladiators at the Downey Tournament. Gahr plays Katella for fifth place Monday at Downey High. Downey 2, Katella 1; La Palma Kennedy 4, Downey 1 Jackie Serrano drive in Debra Lovell with a single in the ninth inning to beat Katella at the Downey Tournament. The Vikings (4-1) got one run in the first against Kennedy. Downey plays Torrance for third place at 3 p.m. Monday at South Gate Park. Marina 3, Poly 0; Poly 4, Edison 0 Courtney Priddie hit a two-run home run and Morgan Bittner hit a solo shot to lead the Jackrabbits (2-2) to a split at the Cypress Tournament. La Mirada 8, Mira Costa 0; La Mirada 4, Troy 1 Christina Pedroza struck out 19 batters in 12 innings and had six hits and three RBI in leading the Matadores (3-1) to the Cypress Tournament consolation championship. Kandis Jones had three hits and scored three times against Troy and Rebecca Walker hit a solo home run against Mira Costa. Troy 4, Warren 1; Warren 11, Mira Costa 10 Yvette Bravo went 4 for 4 with five RBI and three runs to lead the Bears (3-2) past the Mustangs at the Cypress Tournament. Bravo had a triple and a three-run home run. Paramount 3, Chino 0; Paramount 3, Palos Verdes 0 Christine Gonzalez allowed just six hits in two complete-game victories at the Downey Tournament. Sarah Barton and Marina Quijano each had two hits and an RBI against Chino. In the second game, Diana De La Paz went 3 for 4 with two RBI and Gonzalez was 2 for 3 with an RBI. The Pirates (5-2) play Carson in the consolation championship Monday. Cerritos 3, Artesia 2; Cerritos 6, Glenn 4 Ashton Hinds struck out 13 batters and Samantha Adams had two RBI against Artesia at the Downey Tournament. In the second game, Betty Espinoza had an RBI double and Noor Dahdul had three hits. Carson 6, Huntington Beach 1; Carson 7, Norwalk 5 Ashley Ventura had four hits and three RBI in a pair of victories for the Colts (5-3) at the Downey Tournament. Theresa Poni struck out eight and didn’t allow an earned run against Huntington Beach. Vanessa Luna had an RBI double in the seventh inning against Norwalk. GymnasticsMoore League previewValley Christian finished with 175.275 points to claim the team victory and Crusader sophomore Kristen Barca won the all-around Friday night at Wilson High. Barca won the uneven bars (9.8) and floor exercise (9.3) and finished with 38.15 points. Millikan’s Jill Locantore won the vault (9.6) and Wilson’s Melissa Thomas won the balance beam (9.7). Boys volleyballS.D. Best of the West Tourn. Wilson went 3-1 and finished ninth out of 32 teams. Sam Morehouse had 90 assists, 23 kills and seven blocks for the day. Mike Wilder had 52 kills and eight blocks and Jarood Lofy added 32 kills and 16 blocks. Valley Christian 3, Mayfair 1 The Crusaders earned a 23-25, 27-25, 25-22, 25-17 nonleague victory over the Monsoons on Friday night. On Saturday, Valley Christian went 4-1 at the Arcadia Tournament to reach the semifinals. Venice TournamentCarson defeated Marshall (25-16), Sylmar (25-19) and El Camino Real (26-24) in the final to win the tournament. Pal Nihipali had 51 kills and seven aces Saturday and was selected tournament MVP. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Sophomore Mario Gordon started on the mound for the Jackrabbits and took the loss. He was relieved by Brent Tani in the fifth inning. Poly scored single runs in the fourth and seventh innings. Catcher John Martin had a solo home run. last_img read more