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potential jumper advisory
updated: 01.15.15
   occasionally, people announce they will jump off the skyway at some point or they know of potential future jumpage. while we never know their true intent, we post their input here, just in case any someone can intervene and prevent this incident from occurring.
   we always welcome continued correspondence from these alleged future could be maybe probably not jumpers. we advise all potential suicidals to get help immediately. we also welcome visitor comment and/or help, both here and on facebook.
(our comments follow)
no advisory at this time.
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• past advisories of dubious outcome •
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01.13.15
Khanh Minh Nguyen, 29
01.14.15, bradenton.com, Bradenton man reported missing after threatening to commit suicide at Sunshine Skyway
MANATEE -- A Bradenton man was reported missing Tuesday night after reportedly telling his mother that he wanted to commit suicide, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
Khanh Minh Nguyen was reported missing at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday after telling his mother he was going to jump from the Sunshine Skyway bridge and sending text messages to his roommate saying he wanted his life to end, deputies said.
Nguyen has not been heard from since, according to a release. Deputies said he is driving his silver 2004 Toyota Camry, Fla. license plate tag 440LIP.
Nguyen is 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighs 135 pounds, with medium length black hair.
 
 
01.15.15, tbo.com, Missing manatee man who threatened suicide found
A 29-year-old Bradenton man who went missing after telling his mother he was going to jump from the Sunshine Skyway on Tuesday has been found, Manatee deputies said.
Khanh Minh Nguyen, of Bradenton, also sent text messages to his roommate saying he wanted to end his life, according to a release from the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.
No information about Nguyen’s condition was immediately available.
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12.07.14, anon, from the old guessing form: december 18, 2014, 10:45pm, male, no hotline phones, hit water, dies, body found the same day, it will be me. sick of the constant battle. i'm invisable to the world. i hate myself. (this person left no contact info. we hope he seeks help.)
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09.04.14, Bill E., Riverview, (1:30pm), District 5 command grid 723s with FB11 & ECSR, but no car on bridge. Caller reported gray VW driver on way to jump. Apparently unfounded.
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02.14.14, Bill E., facebook, HCSO dispatched a car to residence. ...male left house, says going to Skyway to signal 32(suicide) later: When somebody leaves their house & tells relatives he is going to jump off the Skyway, should authorities try to prevent it? I think better to let them jump, instead of doing something like that wrong-way driver did.
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09.11.13, anon, chaska, mn., Report an adult male was said to be heading to the bridge about 12:15 est. We need him stopped.
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08.02.13, Sean T. B., facebook, Think I'm headed very soon to break the drought. I won many battles but this last BS has drained me to lose the war.
•08.02.13, best leave the drought be. care to chat this up?
•08.07.13, hey sean, you doing better today?
(08.18.13, that's it, but he seems to be doing ok on facebook.)
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05.30.13, Scott E., facebook, If I don't figure things out, I'm headed that way
•05.30.13, what is your plan?
ensuing facebook dialog:

•05.30.13, Hanns Jones, Take my advice and figure something out . It is not worth jumping .. If you want to know what it feels like, have someone beat you half to death with a baseball bat .. It really hurts that bad .
•05.30.13, Donna R., yes it does
•05.31.13, Tanya L. S., @ Hanns .. Not to sound out of line or rude... but .... if you die which majority do, you don't feel it that long?. Correct me if I'm wrong.. somewhere I've read its almost instant if done correctly? I know your story, and many others. I am happy you survived, so you can share the experience.
•06.01.13, Sean T. B., What things do you need to figure out I'm 45 been depressed for 35 years. It sucks. Maybe we can help.
•06.01.13, Hanns Jones, A lot of times People get Depressed it is directly related to what thoughts going on in their minds , Thoughts are powerful things so take it easy on yourself you don't have to be prefect to find some joy in life .. But let me make it extremely clear if you go thinking about giving up the thought alone will Depress you deeply .. You were born to be alive now make some plans because it is a beautiful day .
•06.01.13, Sean T. B., It's not that simple HUGH different of feeling depressed and true chemical Depression.
•06.01.13, Hanns Jones, It all comes down to whats between your ears . Change your Thinking and change your life .
•06.01.13, Tanya L. S., no not always
•06.01.13, Hanns Jones, Cars don't drive them selves , Thoughts drive People at the core of it all . Change your thinking it will change everything . You're damn lucky to be alive ..
•06.01.13, Sean T. B., every one gets depressed even GOD if there is one.
•06.01.13, Sean T. B., OH GOd another person who thinks you can snap out of it.
•06.01.13, Tanya L. S., yes but it takes fuel to drive the cars and sometimes you don't get a chance to choose what grade fuel you are pumping and pills to stop the fuel makes you drool so you stop taking it ya know
•06.01.13, Hanns Jones, I'm only pointing out that the only effective means by which to change ones feelings is to take control of ones Thoughts . You can be happy and all of those around you will be happier too. Take account of what you are thinking about ?
•06.01.13, Tanya L. S., not saying life doesn't change just seems like same trailer different park
•06.01.13, Sean T. B., positive thinking doesn't make it go away.
•06.01.13, Tanya L. S., I swear I shine my light so bright ( mania ) NO one on earth would know the real issues I deal with ... and to snap out of it is impossible ... @ hanns I get what you are saying tho
•06.01.13, Hanns Jones It's true positive thinking won't make it all go away but Crappy thinking will drag you in the mud.. I hope that you find some joy today .. My Prayers are with you
•06.01.13, Tanya L. S., thanks your story is remarkable
(further dialog is welcome, especially from you, scott. please feel free to contact us anytime.)
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04.29.11
Jerry Beck, about 35
04.29.11, Lois, Tampa, My friend just received a letter (4/29/11) from her missing husband (4/26/11) that states he is going to jump from the Skyway Bridge. They live in Georgia (car broke down on the highway so he is supposedly walking the rest of the way. He is active military. He is about 35 years old, dark hair, military cut, in good physical condition, half Asian. PLEASE stop him if you see him. His name is Jerry and he's the father of 3 wonderful children. He recently returned from Iraq and is having a difficult time with the adjustment. PLEASE HELP!!!
04.29.11, we email reply: "you best contact the sheriff's operations center at 813-247-8200 and tell them this as well. you said his name is jerry. what is his last name, that might help".
we receive:

04.29.11, Lois, Tampa, JERRY BECK---the Army is NOT looking for him---they are NO HELP!
(jerry turned up a couple weeks later, alive and well.)
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05.16.10, amber, sarasota, i still choose the skyway bridge when i can figure out a time that i wont be stopped. the fact your insides are crushed still doesnt compete with your brains and face all over the walls. who wants to clean that shit up? thats gross. pills arent reliable. skyway jumpers have the right idea. (amber, if you wish to talk about anything, please feel free to contact us anytime.)
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01.18.07, Cole O., Mid Feb Crazy Wanna be jumpers, If she's still interested I'd be willing to talk. I'm going to have to bail if I can't improve things pretty soon. I'm not going to be talked out of it... but it might make for an interesting article. (cole is responding to michelle. she contacted us some time ago with the following: "11.03.05, Michelle V., Los Angeles, I'm looking for somone who has been talked down from jumping for a piece I'm writing for a national magazine. I'd like to know what happened- what worked for you and what didn't. Please contact me at (contact). Thank you." sorry, cole, we passed along your email and she replied that she wrote her article and is no longer interested. perhaps you can give us your story as to why you want to end it. let us know, then seek help.)
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01.29.05, Alex, F**k the world im going to do this iv had enough ... laugh at me all you want but i dont care... Just thought you guys would like to know.
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02.27.04, Null, Sarasota, FL., (03.03.04, 1:00am, male, no phones, hit: not sure, dies) White male age 18 1am march 3rd 2004 will not be stopped. null writes again:
02.28.04, Null. E., Sarasota, FL., Get really drunk and sprint off the skyway. I'll be to drunk and possibly high to feel my bones breaking, while I drown..........
 

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