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Person falls to death from top of Rowes Wharf

At the Boston Harbor Hotel this afternoon - just as a couple was getting married there.

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Source? I haven't seen anything on this at all.

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A couple from people who were there when it happened.

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I was there and I saw it. But I can't understand why no one is reporting on this. It was horrific. The hotel won't even tell us what happened.

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Working in the hospitality business has shown me most hotels try like hell to tamp down any story of negative goings-on at their place

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Seriously. Very weird this isn't in any local news at all.

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We were 2 seats away when she landed She was toakin on a cell phone before she jumped

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Wedding days don't get much worse. Sorry to all.

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What time did this happen at? We saw the police pulling up as we were going out into the harbor. And then saw the coroners can when we got back in. We must have just missed this. So sad.

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This happened at about 3:30 or thereabouts.

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My wife and I were at the table she hit. I'm hoping I can post on this blog. We desperately need to talk about this and hear from others that were involved.

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My friends and I were standing nearby right when it happened. I will never forget that sound. Ever. So very tragic.

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Please call me. 8607074904. We need to talk as well.

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Its legit. I worked there before and when a former co worker told me about it, I google it and this is all that find on it. I didn't know the hotel had the juice they had for this to go unreported for the most part. From what I gather, the "jumper" jumped from the 11th floor landing on the Patio of the Seagrille Restaurant.

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Carol and I have been ver fortunate to have made contact with the couple at the table to our right and also the sweet hostess- both thru Facebook. Joe, the gentleman to our right, and I visited on the phone a few days ago- it was so nice to be able to do that.

The conversation with Joe provided more details. He remembers several males dressed like secret servicemen milling around the area of our tables before she jumped. It was as if the were looking for or expecting something. After she jumped I saw those very same men on our floor- because she had jumped from the room next to ours. There have been several people reporting seeing her pacing back and forth on the phone immediately before she jumped. I now believe she had called the front desk before she jumped and alerted security.

Carol saw the same guys removing items from her room about an hour after it happened. We have thought that it was strange that it wasn't treated as a crime scene. After all- someone could have pushed her. This is explained considering she was on the phone with the hotel telling them she was going to jump.

All that being said- why did the security guys not get us out of the way? We could have easily have been killed!

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Others are interested in this story and you asked a good question that probably the hotel sadly will not answer unless sued and deposed.

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Out of the respect for the family suicides are generally not reported. This could've been suicide

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I am calling dog-doo on this story.
People jump from places all the time (bridges, trains) and it is always reported.
Everyone who saw it is a non verified / anon. Also it probably would have been on other social media as this would have had many many witnessed

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Yes, the media (myself included) are more likely to report suicides or suicide attempts in public places (the Tobin, the Orange Line, etc.) these days, but resources are stretched thin on weekends and maybe nobody at MSM was following this on social media, where, yes, it was reported.

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I was there IT happened Not really something you post to twitter or face book

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I was there. I saw it. And I can't unsee it. I been having nightmares about falling since Saturday. So maybe shut your mouth.

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This, unfortunately, is very true. I was there, too, and find it so strange that nothing was reported. Did anyone here send a tip to local media? I in no way want to sensationalize someone's tragedy. Just, as a bystander, it would feel incredibly helpful to know where to direct my prayers to, and to have some closure about the who and why of the event. My soul is still shaken these days later...whose could not be?

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I contacted a local station and was told that they generally do not report suicides except in "certain circumstances." I can't think of a more extenuating circumstance then killing yourself in front of a bride and groom and hundreds of witnesses. I guess she would have had to kill the couple that she landed next to in order for this to make the news? I want closure on who this woman was and a little insight to the circumstances of her death. I feel like all of us that had to witness her death at her request are owed at least that much. I will never be able to erase this memory and prayers to all that were forced to be a part of this. Please pray for her troubled soul.

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People's private tragedy should remain their own. It's very kind to want to pray for a stranger's troubled soul, as you put it, but the media exploits people's misery for entertainment all the time. Let this poor woman rest, and let the people who saw it process their grief in their own way - without a spotlight shining in their eyes.

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Person commits suicide in a remote area or on their own property-that's private.

Person does same in front of hundreds of people and nearly takes a couple people with her, that's public. IMO

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As far as we know, this isn't a matter of public policy. This isn't associated with something that matters to society at large. This is a horrifying tragedy that happened because one woman's emotional state led her to do something that has traumatized quite a few people, but that - thankfully - didn't take any other lives along with her.

There's a quote from Pnin, one of my favorite books, and I always think about it when I hear about stories like this: "It is nothing but a kind of communism, all that psychiatry. [...] Why not leave their private sorrows to people? Is sorrow not, one asks, the only thing in the world people really possess?"

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. I feel like all of us that had to witness her death at her request are owed at least that much.

Wrong. You aren't "owed" anything!

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Well, I'll tell you what. Until YOU get the privledge of witnessing something so horrific, why don't you leave the thoughts and feelings to those that were actually THERE. What are you even doing trolling this conversation, anyway? Seems I'm not the only witness that is wanting answers. But you know, your name is pretty fitting. You do stink.

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I want answers too Sue. The gentleman who's back was grazed by this plummeting woman and narrowly escaped death deserves answers. If this person truly chose to end her life by jumping into a crowded restaurant, then somewhere, somehow there is malicious intent, as cold as that sounds. The odds of her not landing on someone, without question, were less likely than what occurred. The information that has been shared from witnesses on this post doesn't confirm if it was a jump or fall, myself included, I do not know. Lots of ways to interpret this horrific event, each of us who were unfortunate enough to witness it are struggling with those questions.

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... the only person who could answer the question can not answer the question. Sometimes one can just never know.

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Seems I'm not the only witness that is wanting answers

First of all, I'm sorry you had to witness this death. No doubt it's an experience you won't forget. I hope the memory of it does not unsettle you too much for too long.

With that said, I am reminded of the death of a young teenager in my community some years back. There was some speculation among other parents that it had been a suicide. The parents chose to be silent; the school respected their wishes.

"They owe the rest of us some answers," a few people said.

"No they don't," wiser people responded. "If they choose to talk to us, to provide information or insight, it might be comforting. It might help to provide some closure. It might help us to understand. But nobody owes us anything."

And, frankly, that's the situation here, too. Nobody is owed any explanation of anything.

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Dear god do we have to put this up as a Facebook status in order for it to be official and real?

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No, but you do have to admit that it's bizarre that not one local news station or newspaper is covering it.

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Story is on my Facebook page. People would not make up a story about this. That is pretty sick if they did. I have This couple was my 918th couple that I have married in Massachusetts, and probably the saddest.

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I'm so sorry to hear the wedding couple knew of this. I was hoping by some miracle that they didn't. So very sad.

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I know the person who’s wedding this was. Unfortunately it’s true

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We were there having lunch when this happened. It was horrible. The staff were trying very hard to keep patrons away- some people were taking pictures of the body. It was one of the most horrific things I have ever seen.

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We were on the patio when it happened as well. Horrific event, others could have been seriously injured, they were fortunate they were not. Cannot find any additional information on this, Very frustrating

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Totally miraculous she didn't kill the couple she landed next to. I still can't believe what I saw. The restaurant here is still closed.

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My husband and I were there. The hostess had escorted right past the entryway where she landed seconds before she fell. We sat down three tables away from her impact. A male witness later told us he saw here pacing the balcony 10 stories above and then witnessed her tumble over the railing landing on the outer edge of the
table where people where eating. Fortunaltley no one at the table was injured. A very sad horrific event.

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and my wife is a wedding photographer. She knows the person who was shooting the wedding, and was telling me about it when she got home that night.

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Perhaps the message from the jumper, who could have felt slighted for not being invited? Really selfish and inconsiderate towards the bride who should be the center of attention at her wedding, and not some suicide bomber.

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Just go away.

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SHE is the inconsiderate one. God, you are an asshole.

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You just have absolutely no sense of decency, do you?

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If you're unable to discuss a topic like this without resorting to four-letter words, please consider another forum.

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Wasn't objectionable until I did so.

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I deleted another comment. A woman is dead. I think people realize the risks she subjected other people to. Coming up with horrible overblown analogies to describe what she may or may not have done are just going too far (in my opinion, of course, but then, I run the site, so have access to the delete button).

I'm tempted to close this thread altogether but given that people who were actually there are finding it, since nobody else has written about it (except in Twitter and Facebook posts), I'm leaving it open for them to comment.

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Some people wrongly think a "victim" can do no wrong. The analogies were to help them see the errors of their ways.

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Delete away as it helps to keep em in line. One reason I blew off registering again is I want you to be able to reject some hair ball I cough up if you don't care for it.

At this point the place should be something the kidlet can enjoy without bile from toxic malcontents who "registered'.

This particular story is very mysterious. Maybe something will surface once the next of kin waiting time issues sort out.

If someone really wanted to sleuth it out, I'd imagine obituaries for that day would be the place to look. There would be a woman of a certain age range who passed away 'suddenly' with muted mention of the cause. That usually takes a few days as death certificates are issued and funeral homes prepare notices.

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Do not assume that the family of that woman would publicize an obituary of her. Its an option, not a requirement. When both my paternal grandparents died, my father declined to have an obituary notice for them on the Globe and Herald. And when my father died three years ago, my mother also declined when offered by the funeral director.

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I thought that death certificates and such were public record. If a reporter (or anyone) really, really wanted to find out the details, they could probably, eventually get the information form the coroner's office.

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We obviously do not know each other. My name is David and my wife's is Carol. We are the couple at the table she landed on. I can certainly understand why you would be tempted to close this blog- there are idiots every where. Please keep deleting those but I beg yu to not close the blog. He have been looking everywhere to find some way to connect to the others involved in this event- you are a blessing to have provided that avenue! Thank you so much!!

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I also was the celebrating with my family on a special occasion my 14 year old son was there with me with the reset of my family and we can not seem to rap ur mind around this we saw moments after and the sad view of this from our balcony witch was directly above I under stand that it is a procedure that has to be done but they left her there for so long and by herself I know that sounds stupid but someone so troubled I feel like someone should of stayed with her my heart hurts for her and my family and my birthday will always b saddened by this as I'm sure many others will also I hope that we all can come to terms with our own feelings and I also hope this woman has found peace

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Niece works there as hostess. She was working when it happened. Very sad, horrifying to those who witnessed it, and so very lucky that no one was killed. The restaurant was still closed on Monday.
Not surprising that a 5 Star Hotel and it's associated restaurant would use all of their power to suppress media coverage.

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... not wanting to give ideas to potential "copy cats"...

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for damages have been brought against the estate of people who have committed suicide.

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But that's hardly unusual.

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... letting him off easy....

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People committing suicide are selfish. Anger at them is a normal emotional reaction. I am mad at my friend last year for not saying he was in despair and in need of help. In this situation where a jumper caused damages to others, anger is clearly appropriate. People who adopt special needs kids from foreign countries to brainwash them into fundamentalist Christians and put the costs on their neighbors (besides the $10,000 IRS tax credit) are also selfish and harming their neighbors. So, I guess you are the one supporting assholes.

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If I had the misfortune of calling you a friend I'd consider killing myself too. Maybe your friend's emotional distress should have worn visible clothing.

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More Insight on tragic incident.

I was eating lunch with my family when this woman fell to her death on Saturday, July 18th at around 3:30pm. Though I am curious about her name and her history I just want to share the information I have about the situation. As I was getting ready to leave the restaurant, I saw a woman's body on the ground after I heard a loud boom and shattering glass (which came from the table that the woman landed on as she fell). She landed on the umbrella and the glass table before hitting the ground. The location was right at the hostess area of the restaurant's outside patio. My table was located immediately to the left of where this woman landed. At that point, I only remember seeing her legs, motionless. My fiancé, however, noticed her modest clothing attire and slightly gray hair. Taking an education guess, she was in her 40s. Within minutes the police and ambulance arrived to remove the body. My fiancé briefly spoke with the concierge to see if he needed to give any testimony about the terrible incident. They assured him that he would not need to provide any additional information about the sudden death of this woman. I would have loved to known her identify and reason for committing suicide but, I do hope the information that I can provide to this blog can assist with any unanswered questions people may have.

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Can we post here? We were at the table she landed on. We desperately need to talk to the others who were involved. We are so rattled- talking to you guys would be so helpful.

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David, I was right at the glass inside the restaurant and saw her land on you... I will never forget how... Didn't it take us all a minute to figure out what had happened? I'm getting married there this October and that's what we were doing there. Trying to wrap up some details.

Anyway, I've had a pretty hard time with this, and I can't imagine what you have been through. If your wife was wearing white, I remember you.

We found out that this was lonely woman in her late 50's with no family. She drove down from Gloucester, and specifically asked for a room with a patio? Balcony? I think of which there are only 6. She checked in, went right to the room and jumped.

I am terribly sad for her lonliness and have no doubt her thoughts were not on those she could have injured or killed. That's a desperate state that usually leaves no room for clarity. I pray for her, you and everyone else involved every night. Best advice I got from someone was to try to make your own peace with it, somehow. Knowing a little bit about what happened has allowed me to put a bit of closure to it. Pray that she is lonely no more. Hope this helps.

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Thank you for posting and providing additional information Sue. I have wondered if she specifically asked for that type of room- it seemed like she almost had to. Not only did she land on our table but she jumped from the room next to ours.

We are still looking for answers obviously. I don't believe these things happen randomly. We were there for a reason and will will find that reason in time. This event has certainly made us more mindful and compassionate toward others.

We met with a Phycologist last week and that was a big help. We will continue doing that monthly for a while. Each day is a little better but we will never forget her or that day.

Thank you so much for posting. Please feel free to reach out to us at anytime. My email is [email protected].

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So sad, not only for this woman I knew, but for the people there and the wedding couple who witnessed it. To help those understand some of the other reasons there is no info yet on this is because she suffered from mental issues,and being treated for it. When someone takes their life while under the care of DMH and the other organizations affiliated with them, there is a MAJOR investigation that goes with it. Im sure DMH had a big part in the lack of info.With all the negative press over past few years for State orgs, and the different sub contracted mental health companies, im sure they are trying to see if if was something that could have been avoided, and looking for a scapegoat for who "Dropped the Ball" on not guessing her possible mindset. an example of this was the young man that died via suicide by police officer a couple years ago in Danvers...no real info until after internal investigations closed via DMH and subcontracted orgs.
She was a wonderful woman, with a family that are devastated right now, all wondering if there was something they missed or could have done.
The truth is, if someone is so distraught and suffering with metal illness, shy of locking them up 24/7, (which you cannot as they have human rights) they will find a way.
I cannot help but speculate who she was on phone with prior to her tragic decision, and wonder how they are coping as well

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She was a kind and gentle woman. I am sorry for those who knew and loved her and for those who witnessed her tragic death.

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I think it might be helpful if people who were there knew who she was. This could help in the healing process and let people move on.

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It would be very helpful for us. From our point of view we see her as a very cruel selfish uncaring woman who wanted to kill herself with no regard for anyone else. She could have easily killed my wife- landed right at her feet.

All that being said- I'm sure that's not who she really was at all tho. The poster above did help by letting us know she had mental issues. We would very much like to know more about her. It would help us to move on.

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But go get some help and stop trying to find it here.

People who are depressed to the point of attempting (or succeeding) at suicide are involved with their own problems. They are lost inside their own issues from losing touch with everything that used to bring them joy and hope. Her concern for herself was non-existent, so complaining that she had no concern for your well-being seems really petty in comparison...oh and she's dead, so don't worry her "cruel, uncaring, selfishness" is at an end and won't hurt you or anyone else any more.

You don't get to know who she was. You have to learn to accept that sometimes life throws you a curveball and you need to shake it off (in due time) and move on. Get help, but you're not going to find it here. Learning all about her may seem like it'll help, but it really won't. This isn't about her any more. It's about you. You need to come to terms with what you experienced and stop trying to put that on her just because she was the proximal cause. Being angry at her is easy. She's not here any more to respond so you can put that on her and there's nothing to stop you. But it's emotionally empty. It doesn't help you to do that. It doesn't help you move on. It's just allowing you a false focus. It's time to focus on the path forwards and that doesn't include her...just you.

Here's what someone that survived their depression posted once and often gets kudos from others that are experiencing or have experienced the same things. Maybe that'll help you understand what led her to that fateful day. But, after that, it's just you.

http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2013/05/depression-part-two.html

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He did state that he was seeking help for PTSD. Two sides of it here. Lets imagine you sit down for a lovely lunch by the water. You are chit chatting and having a nice time and all of a sudden a 150 pound weight is dropped on your table from 10 stories above. This turns out to be a human being. Wrap your head around that. One second you are eating and the next someone kills them self inches from you. Of course you would want to know who that person was! If it was a piece of concrete wouldn't you want to know more about why the concrete was dropped on your table? His wife was INJURED both physically and mentally. You bet he deserves answers. There were hundreds of people who were gravely effected by this tragedy that day, including a bride and groom who were starting their lives together. On the other side of it, having been severely depressed I can understand where this woman was in her life. Mental illness is no joke and while you may be angry at her, please know that she very likely didn't want to hurt or injure anyone else. She wanted to end her pain and torment. No more and no less. If she had a diabetic seizure and fell over the balcony onto the table, this would be a different story. But because it's mental illness it doesn't get the same respect. An illness is an illness and anyone with it deserves to be treated humanely in life and death. I too would like to know who this person was, so I can pray for her, for her family and for every single person who was a witness to and injured physically, mentally and emotionally by her death. Someone knows but will we all? Probably not.

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Dear anon- your post is very insightful and a huge help. We do seek answers in any way possible. Your analogy between an diabetic and a mental patient makes sense. Thank you for your post.

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for damages if you find her identity. She clearly did damage to the bride and groom who spent a great deal of money on their wedding day. The estates of suicide bombers should also be sued for the damage they cause in the process of killing themselves. The motivation doesn't matter when deliberate; the outcome in both cases is harm to others, worthy of compensation. Seek legal counsel.

Being angry at the jumper is a perfectly valid feeling. All feelings are as we really don't have any control over them. Submit claims to the jumper's estate for your therapy and other expenses.

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You really are doubling and tripling down on the asshollery this week.

Amazing that you even made the news for it!

Perhaps you should seek some mental health care? You seem to have lost all perspective beyond your own compulsions.

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I'm sorry, but there is something terribly wrong with you if you can't understand this person was distraught enough to KILL themselves. You would then waste the time to sue their estate because your wedding day was ruined or because you felt you needed therapy? Are you kidding me? If you see a horrific accident on the highway and someone died are you going to go out of you way to find out who they are and sue their estate for your therapy? Do you realize how ridiculous that sounds?

Way to make things worse for this woman's family and bog down the legal system with ridiculous claims.

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Its terrible someone was distraught enough to take their life, but that doesn't give them Carte Blanche to harm others in the process. The current example was the movie theater murder + suicide. There is the Sandy Hook School shooting where Adam Lanza killed 21 people before killing himself. Last week a guy who threw his child off a bridge before jumping himself. The child died, but he survived. There is a name for that its so common, filicide-suicide. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16394226

Meanwhile, about 1,000 people a year in Massachusetts die quietly of opioid overdoses. No collateral damage as with jumping into a crowded patio full of innocent people.

As far as bogging down the legal system, probate claims must be filed within a year of death and probate drags on no mater what. My aunt's small estate took almost 6 years to settle, defending against some street performers who isolated her and poorly treated her, wanting it all, claiming for care. So, after this experience, when someone has legitimate claims against an estate, they have my support. In the Adam Lanza case, splitting his mother's house among 20 wrongful death and other claims (police response, school rebuilding expenses) probably wasn't worth the trouble. In the case for the Rowe's Wharf jumper, it may not be worth the trouble either.

If it were my wedding and the $xx,000's typical of weddings, I would seek damages. Insurance co-pay for counseling, no. Suffering for PTSD, again no I probably wouldn't seek damages, but I can't say how bad someone else is suffering.

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You've made your point. Thanks.

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My name is David and my wife's is Carol. We are the couple who were sitting at the table she landed on. To say the least- our lives have been unsettled. We think about it constantly. We are so fortunate to have a great support mechanism in our friends and family- I hope and pray each of you do also. We will be meeting with a PTSD psychologist next week.

Its obviously something we will never forget nor understand. Reading the post from the jumper's friend below has helped. Knowing something about her background helps so much. I am very angry for her involving each of us in this tragedy. I don't want to be mad at her but it is very difficult not to at this time. She could have easily have killed my wife or any of ul.

Carol was slightly injured- cuts and lots of bruising to her legs. We assume the cuts were from the shattered table and the bruises from maybe the jumper hitting her- we are not sure. Those will heal easily- the mental images- no so easily.

As the body hit and the furniture exploded- me and a gentleman to my right made eye contact. We both were trying to figure out what just happened. I thought initially it was an explosion. My wife, obviously in shock, calmly asked me 'where did she come from?' I looked and saw the body for the first time- and realized what had just happened. I was totally freaked out! I rushed Carol inside the restaurant and returned to retrieve our phones, Carol's purse and to help cover the body. I'll never forget that image- the gray color of her hair and how her body laid. I would very much like to make contact with the gentleman beside us and his wife.

To make this nightmare worse- it turns out she jumped from the room next to ours. We had to stay in our same room that night- obviously no sleep and very freaked out. We were leaving Sunday to return to Houston. I identified myself to the front desk afterwards so they knew what room we were in. I just wanted someone from the staff to check on us and see if we were okay- they never did and that makes me angry. I finally did meet the GM after the fire alarm went off later that night. He turns out to be a very nice guy. I think the entire hotel staff just had no idea how to handle this.

An aunt of the hostess posted below- I would love to talk to you. Is your niece named Kate? She was the sweetest girl and obviously totally distraught. I went to her and wrapped my arms around her- asking if we could call her parents. I felt so sorry for her. I pray for her every day and would love to hear how she is doing.

There was a distraught lady and her son in the hotel lobby afterwards who witnessed the event also. She was crying and wanting to leave the hotel. She spoke little English but was very very upset. I hugged her as well. She had a young son, about 11-years old, with her who saw it also. I am extremely angry with the jumper for doing that to a young child!

It helps so much being in contact with each of you. I would love to know more about each of you but at least we now know we are not alone. Thank you to the person who started this blog- God Bless You!!!

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To David, Carol, the beautiful bride and groom and all of you who witnessed this horrific tragedy, you have been in my thoughts and prayers. We were guests at the hotel when this happened, and although we were not on the patio when it happened, we did see the bride out the window of our room and then saw the squad cars, EMS, etc pull up and start putting out the crime scene tape everywhere. All the rear exits of the hotel were shut and locked and screenings were put up so you couldn't see out the doors. The hotel staff (the entire time we were there) would not and did not tell us anything. We had dinner reservations Sat. evening in the Meritage restaurant and were called and told our reservations were cancelled and (understandably so now!) the restaurant was closed. We knew that something serious had happened, but had no idea what.... until we came upon this blog. We have been unable to locate any other news reports on this.

I cannot imagine what you all are dealing with right now. My heart goes out to you. I hope you find comfort in each other, and peace in time.

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Hello David. We were the couple to the right of you when this tragedy occurred. Feel free to cotact us at the email above.

We are both very shaken by this horrible incident.

Joe and Linda

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Joe and Linda- it is so nice to hear from you. The last I remember was you and I looking at each other and both totally confused as to what just happened. Right after we saw the body and everything got really crazy. I can't see your email but would love for you to contact me at [email protected]. Thanks so much for posting.

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To Davis and Carol. We were 3 tables down from you and I recall vividly hearing your wife's scream and seeing you stand up in disbelief. We are all shocked and saddened by this extremely rare and shocking event. As my earlier post indicates this woman was on her cell phone talking with someone pacing the balcony moments before her death. He watched her tumble to the table. Someone may have been trying to talk her out of jumping. Mental health issues are very complex and even under controlled circumstances often times the person can not be helped. Sadly tragic events occur that we can't understand. We desperatley reach out hoping that something or someone can help us explain. I am a trauma nurse and ran over to try to offer my assistance but knew my attempts would be futile. This woman may have been so tormented by her own illness that jumping was her only peace. We will never now.
All of the descriptions of the event are spot on of what took place it's amazing how lived our memory is when we witness trauma. If there is any message to this tragedy, I would have to say we need to hug a little tighter, love a little stronger, be kind, caring and compasionate to each other always. You never know what someone else is going through inside. If we do our best in this small way we can make a difference in peoples lives, so they don't feel abandoned and alone. David and Carol you were not alone that day. We were all with you feeling the pain of this sad event. Keep your faith and try to move past your thoughts of the trauma and realize your inner peace will come when you do not let them change you. Peace to all of you! Liz

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Thank you so much for you post Liz. I remember you and remember you trying to help. Things were obviously out of control at that moment and I never got a chance to tell you thank you so please accept my sincere appreciation for your help that day and also for making this post. It helps so much knowing we are not alone, that others are seeking answers and peace as well.

I do not believe things happen randomly in our lives- they happen for a purpose. Carol and I have lived very blessed lives. We were at that table for a reason that Saturday afternoon. We will learn why in time. We have always been compassionate people who try to assist others but I can honestly tell you that this event has made us much more aware of others treading through this life- especially those seeking answers that may never be obtainable. We have worked with our military veterans and support many of their causes. This has certainly given me much more insight into PTSD that many of them deal with daily. We will see where this event and the emotions lead us but I promise you- it will make us more loving, caring and compassionate.

God bless you for you certainly blessed our lives today.

David and Carol Sherrod

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http://obituaries.gloucestertimes.com/story/roberta-choate-1954-2015-772...

The recent disappearance of the young man from the Celtics game caused a commenter on a related news article to bring up this cover up, which lead me to this blog. I checked the obituary list in Gloucester. I wonder if I found the woman. :(

My mom committed suicide when I was two years old by laying on a train track. suicide is so complicated and shatters lives.

sorry for all who had to witness this

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Thanks for your post Rae. I'm very sorry for your loss at such a young age.

The obituary you found may well be her. The date of birth seems reasonable. We still think of here often. :(

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