- Associated Press - Thursday, November 5, 2015

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) - The family of a woman who jumped from the Astoria Bridge plans to sue Clatsop County, claiming her suicide could have been prevented.

The Daily Astorian reports (https://goo.gl/ChhkOq ) an attorney for the family of 54-year-old Carrie Banhart filed a tort claim notice in October.

Banhart committed suicide in April, a week after police pulled her from the bridge and took her to a hospital. She was evaluated by Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare and released days later.

Astoria police had responded to numerous suicide threats from Barnhart between January and April.

The notice claims the health facility and the county didn’t do enough to protect Banhart from harming herself.

The county has forwarded the notice to the county’s insurance carrier. Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare says they are reviewing the notice.


Information from: The Daily Astorian, https://www.dailyastorian.com

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