Man attempts suicide on Harbor Bridge on Saturday morning

In the early hours of Saturday morning, Lydia Morena says she walked up the Harbor Bridge at around 6:30 am to experience the sunrise. When she arrived to the center of the bridge, two police officers arrived and asked her if she had seen a man that was trying to suicide off the bridge. Moreno looked up and saw the man on the top of the bridge and pointed. The police officers couldn’t see the man that was hidden by iron beams.

Traffic on the Harbor Bridge began to slow down due to the dangerous situation. Lydia Moreno says that she saw the man wearing a grey sweater and it looked like he was praying with his hands. What happened next has traumatized Lydia Moreno this evening. According to Corpus Christi firefighters, the man did survive the impact. The Corpus Christi Crónica is publishing this article to provide hope and help for those that may feel suicidal.

Suicide Warning Signs

Talking about wanting to die

Looking for a way to kill oneself

Talking about feeling hopeless or having no purpose

Talking about feeling trapped or unbearable pain

Talking about being a burden to others

Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs

Acting anxious, agitated or recklessly

Sleeping too little or too much

Withdrawing or feeling isolated

Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge

Displaying extreme mood swings

What To DO

Do not leave the person alone

Remove any firearms, alcohol, drugs, or sharp objects that could be used in a suicide attempt

Call the Nueces Center for Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities – Central Administration at (361) 886-6900

Call Corpus Christi Medical Center Bayview at : (361) 986-8200

Call the Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation at (361) 814-2001

Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Take the person to an emergency room, or seek help from a medical or mental health professional