Facebook Friend Averts Suicide

All the lonely people.

The echo that is so often heard late at night across social networks.

In the latest case, a 16-year-old girl in Maryland learned that one of her Facebook friends, a boy in Oxford, England, was in distress. Late on Wednesday night, he wrote: “I’m going away to do something I’ve been thinking about for a while then everyone will find out.”

The girl didn’t know the boy’s address. But she immediately felt this was a serious situation and told her parents.

They contacted the British Embassy, who in turn got in touch with Scotland Yard and the local police in Oxford.

All they had was a name. But they worked quickly to narrow the possibilities down to eight addresses.

They sent police to each of these addresses, an d within three hours of the Facebook message being written, the boy was found.

He had taken a drug overdose, but was alive.

Congradulations to the girl from Maryland and her parents for attempting to help this person from attempting suicide.   To the parents, great thinking getting the British Embassy; and great job for them to take them seriously enough to get Scotland Yard and the Oxford PD.  Together, you saved this person’s life.  Way to go.  This could have happend only in this day and age.

via Facebook friend helps avert suicide from 3,000 miles away | Technically Incorrect – CNET News.


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