The victim who fell to his death from one of the E Madison towers early Saturday has been identified as Gabriel Huskey. The 21-year-old was a Seattle resident.
Huskey’s family in Colorado contacted CHS and provided the following statement:
The Huskey family is deeply saddened by the loss of our loving son, brother and friend Gabe. We appreciate your prayers, compassion and respect during this time.
Police and fire units rushed to the area near 18th and E Madison just before 3 AM Saturday to a report that a suicidal male had climbed one of the 1,000-foot television and communications towers. A witness told CHS she saw Huskey fall from the tower around 3:10 AM.
CHS respects the sensitivity of reporting suicide and attempts to cover incidents by sharing facts in a responsible manner that provides information about what is happening on the streets and in the community around you. Here are two resources to help those in need: National suicide-prevention hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE. Local Crisis Clinic: (206) 461-3222.