LAPEER (AP) — The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office is commending two deputies who saved a 16-year-old attempting to commit suicide.
The department says deputies responded to the Lapeer home on Dec. 31 after receiving a call from the teen’s parents. Deputies say the boy had climbed about 20 feet up a pine tree with a rope fashioned as a noose.READ MORE: Meet These Two Bear Cubs Who Have Become Inseparable At The Detroit Zoo
After attempting to communicate with the teen, deputies say he climbed about another 10 feet. One of the deputies was able to climb the tree while his partner continued to talk to the boy.READ MORE: Delta Wants Other Airlines To Share ‘No-Fly’ Lists To Help Stop Unruly Passengers
The deputies say the teen eventually placed the rope around his neck and jumped. The department says the deputy in the tree was able to grab and cut the rope.
The department says the teen was taken for medical treatment.MORE NEWS: Veteran Needs Help With Home Repairs
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