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Man In Superman Costume Jumps To His Death From High-Rise

 Man In Superman Costume Jumps To His Death From High-Rise

Police in Memphis say a man wearing a superman robe has died after jumping from the balcony of a high-rise building.

Memphis Police spokesman Sgt. Louis Brownlee told The Commercial Appeal the incident was reported around 10:28 a.m., when dispatchers received word the man jumped from the 10th floor of a building that is mainly home to elderly and disabled residents.

Brownlee said the Shelby County Medical Examiner pronounced the man, whose name has not been released, dead on the scene.

William Fielder, who works at Gordon’s Auto Body across the street, told The Commercial Appeal he saw the man yelling on the top balcony.

“The next thing you know all these people are here,” Fielder said.

Resident of the building, Melvin Washington, told the newspaper he talked to the man a few days ago, and nothing seemed strange about him.

“He wasn’t intoxicated or anything, and he seemed like he was in his right mind,” Washington told The Commercial Appeal. “He was a good fellow to me.”

Suicide is the second-leading cause of death of people ages 10-19 in Tennessee — more than cancer and heart disease combined. One in 11 high school students attempted suicide from 2012 to 2013.

Suicide is the second-leading cause of death of people ages 10-19 in Tennessee — more than cancer and heart disease combined. One in 11 high school students attempted suicide from 2012 to 2013.

Tennessee’s suicide rate reached its highest level in five years in 2013, the latest year figures were available, according to a Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network report.

The Status of Suicide in Tennessee 2015 reports 1,017 suicide deaths at a rate of 15.7 per 100,000. The nationwide rate is 13 per 100,000.

This year the Suicide Prevention Network is working to increase behavioral inpatient and outpatient programs through the Zero Suicide Initiative, as well as get input from survivors of suicide attempt.

The group also encourages the use of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

Article Sources: Fox News, The Tennessean

Photo Credit: Fox News, Nigeria Today

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  • Crystal Meth is great fuel for flying. But doesn’t do anything to help with a safe landing!

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