Teenage boy tragically takes his own life at Hudson Yards' Vessel

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A 14-year-old boy tragically jumped to his death from the Vessel structure at Hudson Yards, NBC New York reports.

In late July, the teen became the fourth person to die by suicide at the tourist attraction in 18 months. He was also the first to take his life since developers closed the structure earlier this year in order to prevent such tragedies.

The NYPD confirmed the young boy passed away just before 1 PM local time.

The building was reopened to guests in May with new rules and regulations for access and a ticket fee. It had been closed some months earlier in January after another person took their life in what was then the third suicide in under a year.

All four of the individuals who died at the Vessel were between the tender ages of 14 and 24.

"We are heartbroken by this tragedy and our thoughts are with the family of the young person who lost their life. We are conducting a full investigation. The Vessel is currently closed," Hudson Yards spokeswoman Kimberly Winston said in a statement at the time, per the outlet.

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As for the new rules, any person who wants to go up the stairways and platforms that comprise the 150-foot-high structure, which takes the shape of a honeycomb, must be either in twos or in a group.

No one, under any circumstances, is allowed to go up entirely on their own, the New York Times reported.

The publication has also reported that the developer of the sculpture, the Related Companies, had not raised the height of the walkway barriers.

Lowell Kern, the chairman of the local community board, had told the outlet he believed Related Companies' measures were not sufficient.

In December of last year, a 24-year-old woman named Yocheved Gourarie jumped off the Vessel to her death after scheduling a suicide note on Instagram, which appeared on the app a day after her tragic passing.

Gourarie often shared with her followers her mental health struggles - which included anorexia and depression.

As part of the heartbreaking note, she told her loved ones: "I hope you can find some comfort in knowing I am no longer in pain."

Featured image credit: PA Images / Alamy

Teenage boy tragically takes his own life at Hudson Yards' Vessel

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By VT

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A 14-year-old boy tragically jumped to his death from the Vessel structure at Hudson Yards, NBC New York reports.

In late July, the teen became the fourth person to die by suicide at the tourist attraction in 18 months. He was also the first to take his life since developers closed the structure earlier this year in order to prevent such tragedies.

The NYPD confirmed the young boy passed away just before 1 PM local time.

The building was reopened to guests in May with new rules and regulations for access and a ticket fee. It had been closed some months earlier in January after another person took their life in what was then the third suicide in under a year.

All four of the individuals who died at the Vessel were between the tender ages of 14 and 24.

"We are heartbroken by this tragedy and our thoughts are with the family of the young person who lost their life. We are conducting a full investigation. The Vessel is currently closed," Hudson Yards spokeswoman Kimberly Winston said in a statement at the time, per the outlet.

wp-image-1263122698 size-full
Credit: Edward Westmacott / Alamy

As for the new rules, any person who wants to go up the stairways and platforms that comprise the 150-foot-high structure, which takes the shape of a honeycomb, must be either in twos or in a group.

No one, under any circumstances, is allowed to go up entirely on their own, the New York Times reported.

The publication has also reported that the developer of the sculpture, the Related Companies, had not raised the height of the walkway barriers.

Lowell Kern, the chairman of the local community board, had told the outlet he believed Related Companies' measures were not sufficient.

In December of last year, a 24-year-old woman named Yocheved Gourarie jumped off the Vessel to her death after scheduling a suicide note on Instagram, which appeared on the app a day after her tragic passing.

Gourarie often shared with her followers her mental health struggles - which included anorexia and depression.

As part of the heartbreaking note, she told her loved ones: "I hope you can find some comfort in knowing I am no longer in pain."

Featured image credit: PA Images / Alamy