Lincoln Rd overpass jumper talked down

Last updated 16:55 08/03/2014

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A woman who was threatening to jump off a Christchurch overpass is now safe.

Traffic was backed up on Lincoln Rd to Lyttelton St while police could talk her down from the Lincoln Rd overpass.

A police spokesman said the person was a "regular" who did this every three or four months.

He said traffic should start moving again soon.

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  • Lifeline: 0800 543 354 - Provides 24 hour telephone counselling

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  • Samaritans: 0800 726 666 - Provides 24 hour telephone counselling.

  • Tautoko: 0508 828 865 - provides support, information and resources to people at risk of suicide, and their family, whānau and friends.

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  • Kidsline: 0800 543 754 (4pm - 6pm weekdays)

If it is an emergency or you feel you or someone you know is at risk, please call 111.

For information about suicide prevention, see

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