On October 22, at approximately 3:40 p.m., the Pasadena Police Department was notified of a man, later identified as, Daniel Orona MH 41 Pasadena Homeless, on the Colorado Street Bridge sitting on the outside of the bridge railing.
Officers made verbal contact with the Mr. Orona and he indicated he was suicidal. Pasadena Police Crisis Negotiators and the H.O.P.E Team engaged Orona in conversation and he indicated he was depressed over financial and personal issues.
Pasadena Fire Department, Engine 39 deployed the Rescue Inflatable Bag under the area of where Mr. Orona was sitting.
At 5:10 p.m. Mr. Orona climbed back over the railing with the assistance of police officers. Mr. Orona was transported to a hospital for psychiatric evaluation.
“Excellent team work by Pasadena Police and Fire personnel in their efforts to save a man’s life”, said Chief Phillip Sanchez.
For More Information:
Lt. Phlunte’ Riddle: (626) 744-7875
Watch Commander: (626) 744-4620