[Nameplate] Fog/Mist ~ 45°F  
High: 69°F ~ Low: 44°F
Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

Suicide attempt thwarted

Saturday, August 30, 2008

A Hendricks Country woman found her way to a Putnam County lake before attempting to kill herself.

Friday morning a call came into Putnam County 911 about an abandoned car near the boat ramp at Van Bibber Lake.

Upon further inspection, it was noticed that the car had valuables signifying that the owner must be nearby.

When the Sheriff's Department arrived, a woman was located in the water that up to her neck. Officials realized the woman was still alive before they could fish her out of the water after she opened her eyes.

"It's safe to say that this was an attempted suicide. Once we realized the woman was alive and got care for her, our involvement pretty well terminated," said Detective Pat McFadden. "There was no criminal activity."

The woman was transported to Hendricks Community Hospital in Danville.

At this time, the woman's identity has not been released and her injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening.


Comments
Note: The nature of the Internet makes it impractical for our staff to review every comment. If you feel that a comment is offensive, please Login or Create an account first, and then you will be able to flag a comment as objectionable. Please also note that those who post comments on bannergraphic.com may do so using a screen name, which may or may not reflect a website user's actual name. Readers should be careful not to assign comments to real people who may have names similar to screen names. Refrain from obscenity in your comments, and to keep discussions civil, don't say anything in a way your grandmother would be ashamed to read.

There is an Indiana Code for attemtping suicide.

-- Posted by Dagnabbit on Sat, Aug 30, 2008, at 4:46 AM

The only code I know about is you kill yourself and your no longer here.

-- Posted by dkbuskirk on Sat, Aug 30, 2008, at 6:24 AM

I don't think that suicide and attempted suicide are illegal in the United States. Assisted suicide is illegal. Indiana has a law which specifically prohibits assisted suicide, Ind. Code Ann. 35-42-1-2.5, but I can find nothing on suicide or attempted suicide.

-- Posted by cloverlady on Sat, Aug 30, 2008, at 10:04 AM

Whats your point cloverlady???Did I miss something??

-- Posted by skittlebug on Sat, Aug 30, 2008, at 12:54 PM

Well I think cloverlady's "point" is pretty self evident. I guess you DID miss miss something, skittlebug. "There was no criminal activity."

-- Posted by '74tiger on Sat, Aug 30, 2008, at 9:08 PM

Sometimes I think people who put respond to news by this forman are either very cold hearted, or just don't have anything better to do. You should be thinking about the poor lady who, for reasons maybe only she knew, felt she couldn't handle life and this was her only way out. What we should all be doing is saying a prayer for her and hope she can get some help. No, I do not know who this person is. I just think the comments here are very stupid and uncalled for!

-- Posted by interested party on Tue, Sep 2, 2008, at 6:57 AM

Amen brother interested party, you people don't know this woman's situation so use that old saying, "If you don't have anything nice to say, shut your piehole".

-- Posted by HelloMcFly on Thu, Sep 4, 2008, at 8:43 AM

For anyone who thinks that Suicide is the answer- there are people who can help. You are truly not alone in this world. There are other answers.

-- Posted by ThisWoman'sSister on Thu, Sep 4, 2008, at 12:23 PM


Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration. If you already have an account on this site, enter your username and password below. Otherwise, click here to register.

Username:

Password:  (Forgot your password?)

Your comments:
Please be respectful of others and try to stay on topic.