The 38-year-old woman who was rescued yesterday after she plunged into the Demerara River in an attempt to end her life due to “spiritual problems” is presently receiving psychiatric treatment, according to sources.
However, at this point in time it is unclear as to whether or not charges will be laid against her for committing an act which would have harmed/killed her.
Meanwhile, police officials are yet to determine in which jurisdiction the incident took place and who is responsible for deciding whether or not charges should be laid.
Reports are that the woman, who resides in Georgetown, jumped off the Demerara Harbour Bridge (DHB) around midday on Tuesday and was saved by some public spirited citizens who witnessed her plunging into the river.
She is said to have been walking across the DHB in the Western direction when she suddenly climbed onto the rail and jumped.
Parsram Ramchand, one of her rescuers, stated that he was driving over the Bridge from the West Bank when he observed the woman walking in the opposite direction on the right-hand side of the bridge.
“When I reach closer, I see this woman climb up on the rail and jump over. I stop my vehicle and run out,” he said, recalling that he immediately took off his boots and pants, and jumped in the water to save the woman.
“A next guy jump behind me and we rescue her and bring her up on the river bank,” Ramchand stated.
The man noted that the woman was unconscious when they brought her out of the water and so they took her to the Police Outpost on the eastern side of the Bridge.
Meanwhile, the woman’s mother who was summoned by police officers stated that this was the first time her daughter has committed such an act.