“..For nearly five decades he gazed out of his Sydney home overlooking the Pacific Ocean -
- inspired by one of Australia’s most picturesque views.
But it was not just a love for the sea that drew him to the dramatic panorama.
Don Ritchie’s window-watching had a far greater purpose.
Since l964 he has saved at least 160 lives – though some say the true figure is much higher.
Mr Ritchie who died this week at the age of 86 was known as the Angel of the Gap -
- a title earned for persuading people not to throw themselves off the notorious Australian suicide spot…”
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