Teen’s suicide prompts safety review at observation tower in Blue Ash

The tower at Summit Park in Blue Ash is 153 ft. There are two observation decks. The first is at 26 ft. and the top one is 126 ft. On a clear day you can see downtown, Kings Island Eiffel Tower and Mount Rumpke in Colerain Township. Summit Park covers 130-acres and includes two different play areas for children, a dog park, large stage, hiking trails, restaurants and more.

Safety measures at the 153-foot observation tower in Blue Ash's Summit Park are being reviewed after a death by suicide on Monday.

The incident was the second such death to occur at the tower in the more than three years that the tower has been open to the public.

On June 21, at approximately 5:47 p.m. a teenager took his own life by jumping from the Observation Tower, according to City of Blue Ash officials.

"City of Blue Ash officials are shocked and saddened to learn of this individual’s death and are reviewing safety measures," the statement said.

It did not specify what safety measures would be reviewed. The tower was reopened on June 23 after being closed on June 21-22.

In 2020, a 40-year-old man died by suicide by jumping from the observation tower. 

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