UPDATED: Suicides Spark Renewed Call for Barriers on Gorge Bridge

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TAOS — A search by raft and helicopter was launched early this morning after a report Monday night that a teenage girl had jumped off the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge here, according to emergency dispatchers.

The Taos County Sheriff’s Office confirmed this morning that there had been a suicide, KVOT radio reported.

U.S. 64 was briefly closed at the bridge as the Taos Volunteer Fire Department brought in trucks with powerful lights to scan the river after the incident. The bridge was closed at about 7:30 a.m. this morning while search efforts continue.

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