Father and son survived the fall, but the former died hours later from serious injuries
Building in Sabaneta, south of Medellín , where a man who jumped with his baby died
Two days after the death of a woman with a mental health crisis was reported, after jumping into a vehicle with a baby in her arms, in the On the morning of Wednesday, November 9, a new case of a person who committed suicide clinging to a minor was reported.This incident occurred in the village of Las Lomitas in the municipality of Sabaneta, in the department of Antioquia.
Mr. Héctor Sánchez, 55, took his son, a baby 22 months old, and jumped off the fifth floor of the residential complex in which he lived. The neighbors realized it at approximately 7:40 in the morning and found them both alive, so they called the emergency services for assistance. Father and son were admitted to the Clinic of the Americas, in Envigado, but Sánchez died at 10:45 in the morning.
According to Captain Rogelio Londoño, commander of the Sabaneta Volunteer Fire Department, “we found an adult male who was polytraumatized at the site. he The initial assessment was carried out and he was transferred in one of our ambulances to the clinic in the municipality of Envigado where it seems that he died minutes later ”.
According to Mariano Atehortúa, Secretary of Security and Justice of the municipality of Sabaneta, the baby suffered minor injuries after the blow: some bruises on his right leg and arm, as well as on his lip. However, he survived, is out of danger and was handed over to the care of his mother and nanny, while receiving outpatient follow-up from the Sabaneta Health Secretariat.
The official spread the care channels for those who are going through a mental health crisis in that municipality: “we are articulating ourselves on prevention issues, we have a Vida line 305 221 80 57, available 24 hours a day, to attend to mental health whoever needs it”.
Woman jumped into a car with her baby in her arms because they took custody of her
During the night on holiday Monday, November 7, a traffic accident was reported on the Honda-Dorada variant, in the Caracolí sector, department of Tolima: a 28-year-old woman was found on the main road, run over, with her three-year-old daughter in her arms. Apparently, the lady did it with the intention of ending their lives.
According to what was reported by the local media Ecos del Combeima, the woman would have tried to launch herself against several vehicles that were able to stop in time. Some people passing by realized what she was trying to do with her and tried to dissuade her, without success. However, around 9:30 at night, a car appeared that was traveling at considerable speed on the bypass. He did not have time to stop and rammed Heidy Lorena Toro and her little girl.
After being run over, Toro died instantly . Witnesses to the event noted that the girl was still alive and notified the relief agencies. Later, they took her to the San Juan de Dios Hospital, in the municipality of Honda, so that she could receive medical help. However, the minor died in the care center due to the seriousness of her injuries.
“The woman threw herself into the vehicles with her daughter, we do not know exactly who what kind of car was it exactly? Apparently, the girl had already tried to commit suicide, in the afternoon, but since they did not pay attention to her, she went for the girl. Both died,” confirmed the commander of the Honda Fire Department, César Santana.
Media such as El Nuevo Día report that Heidy Lorena suffered from mental disorders and had already tried to take her own life previously. For this reason, the Colombian Family Welfare Institute (ICBF) had made the decision to withdraw custody of her daughter until she sought professional help. Meanwhile, the minor was left in charge of the grandmother.
However, the woman would have unexpectedly arrived at her mother's house to take the girl without saying a word or listening reasons, after which he reached Caracolí and threw himself into the vehicle.