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Inmates, deputies prevent suicide of Flagler County Detention Facility inmate

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The inmates involved in preventing the suicide, who were all awaiting trial, will be recognized by Sheriff Rick Staly, and they will be thanked for their assistance.
by: Ray Boone Staff Writer

Several inmates and deputies at the Flagler County Detention Facility saved an inmate from an attempted suicide on the afternoon of Monday, Feb. 12, according to a news release by the FCSO.

Detention deputies responded to an alert in the G-block of the facility to find an inmate had attempted to hang himself from the stairwell using a bed sheet. Security video shows the inmate tying the bed sheet to the hand rail on the stairs and then around his neck. He’s then seen climbing over the railing, where he attempts to jump. However, other inmates ran over to block his fall. Inmates and deputies then lifted him back over the railing and removed the sheet from around his neck. The inmate was taken to the hospital for medical attention and evaluation.

The inmates involved in preventing the suicide, who were all awaiting trial, will be recognized by Sheriff Rick Staly, and they will be thanked for their assistance.

Staly commended the actions of the deputies and inmates in the suicide prevention in a news release.

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