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February 19, 2018

The angel of the Gap

"Don Ritchie, a local Australian hero who prevented at least 160 suicides, died of natural causes on Sunday. Ritchie, who was 85, lived near the cliffs at Watson's Bay in eastern Sydney, and became known as 'the angel of the Gap' for talking people out of taking their lives at the notorious suicide spot, ABC News Sydney reported. He was 85.

"Ritchie, a former navy seaman and life insurance salesman, died of natural causes surrounded by friends and family, who say Ritchie saved closer to 500 lives, according to ABC News."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at February 19, 2018 08:19 AM