Police Use Facebook To Save Man’s Life [Video]


Police Stop Suicide After Facebook Helper Comes Forward

Police in Scarborough, Maine, saved a man’s life on Wednesday with the help of a Facebook post.

On the police station’s Facebook page a man in the United Kingdom alerted them to a possible suicide attempt by a Scarborough resident.

On its Facebook page the department writes: “Using social media, an internet chat room, and live video streaming we were able to locate the person who had threatened to harm themselves within minutes and got them the help they needed.”

Local law enforcement acknowledge that the Facebook page is not monitored 24/7 and that 911 is still the best method of contact.

Suicide is a big problem in Maine where it is the second-leading cause of death among people aged 15 to 35. Maine officials deal with one suicide every two days.

Here is the thank you post that was placed on the Scarborough Police Departments website following the life saving message.

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James Kosur

James Kosur has worked in the new media space for the last 10 years, helping many publications build their audiences to millions of monthly readers. He currently serves as the Director of Business Development at Business2Community.com and the CEO of Aven Enterprises LLC.

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