Man dies leaping from parking structure

This story first appeared in Saturday morning’s Daily Post. If you want to see important local news stories first, pick up the Post in the mornings at 1,000 Mid-Peninsula locations.

By the Daily Post staff

A man died in Mountain View yesterday after jumping from the fifth story of a parking garage on the El Camino Hospital campus.

Police officers tried to get the man to come down for several hours, but he ultimately climbed over the railing of the garage connected to the Sobrato building and fell, police said.

Paramedics made extensive life-saving efforts to revive him, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The coroner hasn’t yet identified the man.


  1. Why couldn’t the cops walk up to him and grab him before he jumped? Or get a fire truck with one of those buckets positioned right below him? Hope we get the whole story so we can prevent this from happening again.

  2. This person was my 1st cusin. His father is my mother’s brother. I never had a relationship with him except a very short time in the early 1980s. He was still loved , even though he put his sisters, father and extended family through alot of grief with drug use and jail time. His father is in his 80s and hurting. RIP Kevin-

Comments are closed.