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Newport Beach Police Department
Saturday January 27th, 2018 :: 02:16 p.m. PST


Community Message: Incident this morning at Bonita Canyon Sports Park

At 7:01 am this morning, a man called the Newport Beach Police Department to report that he had discovered a dead body at Bonita Canyon Sports Park (1880 Ford Road).  Officers responded to the scene and initiated a death investigation.  We are deeply saddened to report that our preliminary findings indicate that a local teenage boy has taken his own life.  The boy’s name is being withheld to protect the privacy of his family.
Our hearts go out to everyone affected by this tragedy.  In the wake of this incident, the NBPD would like to share some resources and information with you.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a free 24/7 service that can provide suicidal persons to those around them with support, information and local resources.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline also provides resources through their Know the Signs program, where you can learn about more signs of suicide, the words to use to voice concern to those who may be thinking of suicide, and how to get help. The Suicide Prevention Line provides 24-hour, immediate, confidential over-the-phone suicide prevention services to anyone who is in crisis or experiencing suicidal thoughts. The line is also available to support those concerned about others who may be at risk. The Survivor Support Services program provides support for those who have lost a loved one to suicide and those who have survived a suicide attempt. The program educates the community on suicide prevention and intervention. These services include crisis support bereavement groups.

Newport Beach Police Department
870 Santa Barbara Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Emergency: 9-1-1

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