Is this what Duck was talking about?

The other day Trevor Mallard blogged about euthanasia…obviously at least one person must have read the post and took him seriously:

A 63-year-old woman was pulled from the water in the Marlborough Sounds this morning after jumping from the Bluebridge ferry as it made its way from Wellington to Picton.

About 11.30pm police were called to Queen Charlotte Sound after the Tauranga woman jumped overboard from Bluebridge’s Santa Regina Ferry, Sergeant Mark Kirkwood said.

Another passenger saw her jump overboard and immediately told the ship’s crew, Bluebridge spokeswoman Wendy Pannett said.

“And they then swung into a search and rescue operation, they called assistance from other ferries in the area and a number of small boats.”

The woman was found alive shortly after 1am by a boat in the area and was taken to Wellington Hospital for treatment.

There is only one reason why someone jumps from a ferry in the middle of the night, they want to die. I wonder if Trevor will draft up a bill that allows jumping from a ferry in the middle of the night as a valid method of offing oneself?


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  • Anonymous

    ‘draft up a bill’. ???? The only relevant bill should be one sent to the woman for causing all the trouble.

  • Forget the bill give the silly thing a pill.

  • RAS

    I agree that she must have wanted to die but why bother taking your suitcase?

    • Mooloo

      There is never any reason with regards to suicide . I live at a West Coast beach and people come here to top themselves . Usually in the evening on a fine night as the sun go’s down .
      I know of 4 within a stones throw from me this last year . How they did it and what they have done prior to taking their lives has reason only to them . But then there is no reason when they are desperate to end it all.