Two suicide jumpers leap from Foresthill Bridge

A second person made a fatal jump late Wednesday off the Foresthill Bridge, near Auburn, authorities said Thursday.

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office released the names of both fatalities after contacting family members.

The initial jumper was identified as Jacob Charles Fetsch, 26, of Dobbins. He had parked his car and was seen jumping off the northeast railing of the span at about 3:45 p.m. Wednesday.

The second death took place at 5:50 p.m. A woman, identified as Valerie Gail Garcia, 35, of Auburn, was spotted jumping off the bridge, just as emergency personnel who had taken out the Fetsch body, were leaving the canyon.

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