COSTA ALMERIA NEWS: El Ejido police officer talks down suicidal woman

GOOD JOB: The officer managed to persuade the young woman to come down from the balcony railing CREDIT: Policia Nacional Almeria

AN EL Ejido police officer managed to talk down a young woman who was threatening to throw herself off a balcony.
The female officer was a member of one the patrols called out to the property in response to a report a 29-year woman was planning to commit suicide by hurling herself down onto the street below following a family argument.
After talking with the woman for half an hour or so the officer managed to gain her confidence. She persuaded the 29-year old to come down from the railing onto which she had climbed up and got her safely inside the property, where a health team was waiting to sedate her.
The incident occurred just before the start of the municipality’s San Isidro race, causing a half hour delay to the start of the annual sporting event.

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Cathy Elelman

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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