Covering incidences of suicide (Tutorial exercise #5)

Cairnley Mayor’s son found dead

By Anastasia McInerney

Carl Lomas, son of Cairnley Mayor Alan Lomas, was found dead yesterday in a park at about 2pm.

Senior Constable Douglas, in an interview with NXN News reporter Peter Hosking, said he could not comment on the cause of death.

“There does not appear to be any evidence of foul play,” he said.

The coroner is yet to confirm the cause of death .

Two fellow students walking back from school found the 18-year-old St Hugh’s senior.

Carl’s mother, Rosita Lomas, said he was a “good boy” and a “wonderful human being” in an interview with Peter Hosking.

“I want people to know the truth about Carl,” she said. “He was like any teenager, he had his ups and downs, nothing serious.”

Suicide is a serious issue resulting in about seven deaths a day in Australia, according to Lifeline.

According to suicide prevention organisation Mindframe, with males 3.3 times more likely to commit suicide.

Lifeline estimates about 250 people make a suicide plan each day.

If you or someone you know may be suffering with issues relating to suicide please contact the Lifeline helpline on 13 11 14, or Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636.


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