By News-Register staff • 

Newberg resident dies of self-inflicted gunshot wound

DEPOE BAY A Newberg resident was found dead Wednesday morning of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his vehicle near the Cape Foulweather Lookout Observatory and Gift Shop in Lincoln County. He was identified by the Oregon State Police as Michael A. Lyman, 24.

About 7 a.m. Wednesday, the Oregon State Police and Lincoln County Sheriff's Office were asked by Newberg-Dundee police to be on the lookout for a suicidal man who may have traveled to the Cape Foulweather area. The location is three miles south of Depoe Bay.

About 45 minutes later, a sheriff's office deputy located the vehicle in the observatory/gift shop parking lot. Lyman's body was discovered in the vehicle.

OSP and the Lincoln County Medical Examiner conducted the death investigation. Depoe Bay Fire District and Oregon State Parks & Recreation Department personnel also responded.

Help is available for community members struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts. Suicide is preventable. If you or someone you know needs help with suicidal thoughts or is otherwise in an immediate mental health crisis, please contact your local crisis help resources.

Yamhill County Adult Mental Health has a crisis help line available from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at 503-434-7523. After hours, mental health crisis help is available by calling 800-560-5535. More information about mental services in Yamhill County is available at http://hhs.co.yamhill.or.us/.

In addition to local resources in your community, a toll free line is available for Oregon Partnership Lifeline/National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255).

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