Four Suicide Attempts in Allegan County in One Night

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ALLEGAN COUNTY, Mich.  – The Allegan County Sheriff’s Department responded to four attempted suicides Tuesday night alone.

The department said it responded to 52 suicidal subjects so far in 2013.  The following is the department’s blotter:

Date:    05/07/2013

Time:    7:32 pm

Twp:     Wayland Twp

Info:     Suicide attempt

A Wayland Twp contract Deputy responded to a suicide attempt in Wayland Twp.  A 40 year old male subject was distraught and attempted to kill himself by stripping himself of all of his clothing, dousing himself in gasoline, and lighting himself on fire.  He was found by family at his residence and transported by EMS to the hospital.

Date:    05/07/2013

Time:    10:15 pm

Twp:     Fennville Village

Info:     Suicidal subject

A Deputy responded to Fennville for a report of a suicidal subject.  A 58 year old female with multiple personalities had made contact with her councilor and advised she was going to slit her wrists.  Contact was made with the individual who advised she was not serious about the threat but that she did make it.  The individual was transported to the hospital for a voluntary mental evaluation.

Date:    05/07/2013

Time:    10:23 pm

Twp:     Gun Plain

Info:     Suicide attempt

A Deputy responded to a suicide attempt in Gun Plain Township.  A 36 year old male called 911 and reported that he had injected himself with rat poison.  The subject was uncooperative as to where the poison was or what he had done with the container and needles.  The individual was transported by EMS.

Date:    05/07/2013

Time:    11:21 pm

Twp:     Hopkins

Info:     Suicide attempt

A Deputy responded to Hopkins Township for a report of a medical emergency.  A 14 year old male stopped breathing while sitting in the living room with his family.  CPR was done by the mother of the 14 year old until officers and EMS arrived.  The officer was able to determine that the subject took a large amount of pills.  The subject began breathing on his own and was transported by EMS.

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7 comments

  • elizabeth

    SO sad, suicide happens everyday and we ALWAYS need to remind the people we care about and love that we are there for them to help them or help them find the right kind of help, that no matter what suicide is not the answer, the pain will go away but death does not 😦

  • Truther

    A quick look at our public schools and the agenda they teach will provide all the answers as to whats wrong with america.

    • Doug

      Wow Truther, my public schools are just fine, with no agenda whatsoever. My wife and I are actively involved in everything our children do, in and out of school. They're happy, smart, well-adjusted and they Love the Lord.. YES! EVEN PUBLIC SCHOOL KIDS can grow up with a strong spiritual foundation and good moral character.
      Your "quick look" at public schools isn't showing you what you need to know. It's not the schools, it's the parents….

  • TATERRY

    I guarantee all of these subjects are being selfish Humans that dont have REAL PROBLEMS like STARVATION or HOMELESS so suck it up and be happy that You dont have REAL PROBLEMS and enjoy every day of life in America The Land Of Opportunity.

    • Mag

      Do you know its a mental thing in most people. They are born with the problem. They are not being selfish. Yes their are some people out there looking for attention but most people that go thru depression and suicide don't ask to go thru it and don't want to go thru it. Don't matter how great their life is, most would still have these issues because of the mind. Look into it and be more respectful when commenting on stuff like this. Sure you have issues or you will later in life you can't help or don't want to go thru. Should people tell you to get over it or your doctor tell you they don't care, live with it and go home and suffer. No so everyone needs to think before they comment.