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New Penang Bridge's first suicide attempt

Barely a week into the launch of the newly-opened second Penang bridge, a 26-year-old male is reportedly the first who had utilised the spot for his suicide attempt.

The student who is believed to be related to a member of the local government, had his attempt foiled when he had jumped off the bridge at 2.40pm yesterday.

Rescued by fishermen who were close-by, the young man was then brought to the Batu Uban base by Marine police, reported The Star.

What brought on the attempt is unknown, however the man is alive and is currently undergoing treatment at the Penang Hospital's intensive care unit.
The Penang Second Bridge, or The Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge as it formally known, connects Batu Kawan on the mainland Malay Peninsula with Seberang Perai and Batu Maung on Penang Island.

It is 24 kilometres long and officially opened on 1 March 2014.

A useful  guide to compare the first Penang bridge location against the second.

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