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Angel in the Gap

I didn’t know about Williams’ suicide when I went out on the ferry that takes tourists around Sydney harbor, past the famous Sydney Opera House.
“There’s the Gap,” my host pointed to a lowering of land off the right side of the ferry. “That’s the place for suicides in Sydney.” But then he told me about the Angel of the Gap, Don Ritchie. He died in 2012. For the last fifty years he lived just a few yards from the Gap. For fifty years he’s saved lives, not ten or twenty, but hundreds.

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