Even as I posted Coronado Bridge Desperation, there was yet another anguished person making their way towards the bridge.
This suicide attempt was heavily reported in the news since the bridge was closed in both directions for almost six hours as negotiators talked to a distraught young man.
Not knowing anything about what was going on, I was startled to see a steady stream of cars going in either direction on Glorietta Blvd when I walked down to the Coronado Golf Course to meet friends.
As I got closer, I saw the red lights of the police cars at the end of the boulevard and realized that cars were being diverted. From the golf course, I looked upon an empty bridge. It is an eerie sight to see the bridge empty of cars in the light of day.
In the clubhouse, there was a lot of talk about the suicide attempt. Many golfers had seen the bridge being closed, the helicopter circling and all of the police activity. There were already reports that the person had skate boarded onto the bridge.
As darkness fell on the first day of summer, the lights from the Harbor Patrol boats flashed and reflected off the water on either side of the bridge.
We left before the bridge re-opened and didn’t find out until morning that the young man was quietly taken into custody at 11:50 pm and cars once again flowed across the bridge.
You can read about the incident in the news report Coronado Bridge standoff ends with surrender.