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July 5, 2015

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Hoover Dam bypass bridge-jumper ID’d as Boulder City resident

Map of Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge

Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge

Boulder City

The woman who jumped to her death Monday from the Hoover Dam bypass bridge has been identified as a Boulder City resident.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office said the deceased was Colleen Tyler, 51. The cause and manner of her death are still pending.

Metro Police responded to a call that a woman had jumped from the Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge at 11:59 a.m. Monday, said Metro spokesman Marcus Martin. About 30 minutes after the call, a Tyler's body was found in the water near the base of Portal Road, Martin said.

Tyler is the fourth person to jump from the bridge, which opened in October 2010. The last suicide on the bridge occurred earlier this month when 39-year-old North Las Vegas resident Jacob Gerard Foreman jumped to his death.

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  1. I've been on the bridge and it is just too easy to jump.

    I'm surprised that the area for pedestrians is still open.

  2. mikecoool says "I don't see people jumping off the Statosphere, oh cause they thought of this ahead."

    Actually mike I'd guess it's because you didn't bother to do any research first.

    There have been at least 5 suicides off the top of the Stratosphere DESPITE the anti-suicide precautions. So how again are they going to stop anyone who's determined to kill themselves?

  3. This bridge has no anti suicide prevention but it could.If kids see it it, it's the designers fault. Don't think the jumpers really care.

  4. I wonder what the Grand Canyon would look like with miles and miles of nets strung along its edge...