Disneyland is dealing with another tragedy: a park guest jumped out of a parking garage, which appears to be part of a recent and alarming trend.
Police in Anaheim say a 24-year-old man jumped to his death from the Pixar Pals parking lot at the Disneyland resort on Wednesday evening.
It is the third time in less than a year that someone has committed suicide by jumping from one of the amusement park’s parking garages.
Police say they responded to a call of someone jumping from the Pixar Pals parking garage around 9:30 p.m. They say the victim was later identified as Jonas Alexander Edwardswas pronounced dead at the scene.
Anaheim police say they are investigating the death as a suicide.
In total, six suicides have occurred in the park’s parking garage complex since 2010, and there have been three such incidents since December 2022. So this is a worrying increase.
The Disneyland parking garages, Pixar Pals and Mickey & Friends, consist of six floors… and it is where thousands of guests enter and exit the theme park.
The CDC says that about 2% of the 47,000 average annual suicides in the United States involve people jumping or falling to their deaths.
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