Cops Stop Teen’s Facebook Live Suicide Attempt
A Macon, GA girl is alive today after authorities intervened in yet another Facebook Live suicide attempt on Tuesday.
The girl, whose name has not been released to the public, reportedly broadcasted herself consuming multiple unidentified pills and placing a plastic bag over her head to limit her air supply around 7:30 pm.
According to the Macon Telegraph, several users viewing the stream called 911 and alerted dispatchers of the girl’s whereabouts and actions. Facebook itself even made sure that authorities knew about the suicide attempt once it caught wind of the contents of the stream.
Police and medics arrived on the scene about 30 minutes after the flurry of calls poured in. Thankfully, the young girl still had a pulse when she was placed on a gurney and transported to the hospital.
She was reported to be okay on Wednesday. Bibb County Sheriff David Davis says the girl was lucky that the right people logged on to watch her near-fatal cry for help.
“It’s a good thing that the people watching this called it in. Those people did the right thing.
All social media is, is a conduit for attention. Even in this tragic situation, this young lady was looking for attention, and thankfully, the right people were watching. It could have been more tragic.”
Good thing people called in instead of just watching it happen, as we’ve seen before. Hopefully, this young lady can get some counseling to address the things that made her see this as a solution to her issues.