Relative tried to stop Forth Road Bridge suicide woman


By Christine Lavelle

A WOMAN leapt more than a hundred feet to her death from the Forth Road Bridge in front of a horrified relative who tried vainly to stop her.

The 30-year-old was with a male family member when she jumped from the bridge – around 150ft – into the water on Sunday morning at around 11.25am.

Fife Constabulary initially reported that the woman appeared to fall as she walked northwards with the traffic flow on the west side of the bridge spanning the Firth of Forth between North and South Queensferry.

But today confirmed that they were investigating “unfortunate suicide.”

A police spokesman said the man she was with did try to stop her.

They said he was not her husband but a blood relative.

They said: “She was with a close family member who tried to stop her – all we can say is that it doesn’t seem totally unexpected.

“We are satisfied with how she ended up in the water, but are still appealing for more information to try and fit the pieces together.

The spokesman added: “Normally we don’t comment on suicides, but with it being such a busy thoroughfare we are appealing to anyone who saw the woman or the man before the incident took place.”

There were other pedestrians on the bridge at the time and police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who saw the man and woman walking on the bridge to contact them on 0845 600 5702.

Today police said no witnesses had yet come forward.