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Author Topic: Possible Suicide on Cathedral Ledge  (Read 203 times)

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Possible Suicide on Cathedral Ledge
« on: November 02, 2002, 02:37:59 PM »

On Saturday afternoon between 2:30 and 3:30 an individual fell or jumped from the Prow area. I was working in my yard and heard a lot of calling back and forth, but figured it was climbers calling loudly due to the very windy conditions. According to 2 climbers who were on Thin Air at the time, the victim talked to them and asked if this was a good place "to get big air." A few minutes later they heard the body falling. They did not see the actually jump or fall.

If it was a suicide, it was not the first time. Over the years other people have jumped from the top.
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Re: Possible Suicide on Cathedral Ledge
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2002, 09:53:58 AM »

this is from the AP this morning:

Authorities say a man in his 30s died Saturday when he fell more than 300 feet from a lookout point at the top of Cathedral Ledge. Officials say James Goodrich, of Fryeburg, Maine, was seen by nearby climbers falling from the parking area ledge around 3:30 p.m. Authorities said the man is believed to have been alone and foul play is not suspected. They are investigating whether drugs or alcohol may have contributed to the accident.
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Re: Possible Suicide on Cathedral Ledge
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2002, 12:03:43 PM »

What's up with all these people from Fryeburg, ME taking the big ride? Jessh....
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