By Cathy Elelman •
Published: 21 Nov 2019 • 21:45
FAST THINKING: Officers used a gas canister to break open the front door and grab the woman.
BENISSA Local Police have saved a suicidal woman’s life.
Officers rushed to stop the 60-something year old woman from taking her own life after receiving a call putting out the alert that she was hanging on to a railing at her home four storeys up and intended to jump.
The two officers managed to break open the front door using a gas canister they found on the landing, then grab her and prevent the suicide attempt, keeping a good hold of her and trying to calm her down until the health services arrived.
She was taken to Denia hospital where she remains under observation and in the care of the psychiatric services.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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