25 December 2006 - Christmas Day.
"David… Dave come on down from here, please." Claire Bailey held tightly to her boyfriend's hand as he stared blankly ahead. David Vaughan was one step away from a 200 foot drop to a certain death. Claire took no comfort from the fact that there were several other people around her trying to coax their loved ones back from the brink. Minutes earlier, David was boasting about the features on the DVD recorder she had given him as a Christmas present. "David." She vigorously stroked his cheek, trying to snap him out of it. "Please honey, just step back."