Officers Neutralize Attempted Suicide on Wood Hill

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Authorities were dispatched to Wood Hill on a possible suicide situation around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon.

According to Price City Police Captain Bill Barnes, an unidentified female was on the edge of the hill when an officer responded. The officer was able to make contact with the woman and attempted to talk her into moving away from the edge of the cliff. After approximately 30 minutes, the woman sat down and officers were able to take control of the situation.

Mike Hreinson was crucial to the positive resolution of the situation, Barnes said. In addition to Price City police officers and Carbon County Sheriff’s Office deputies, counselors and other professionals from USU Eastern and Four Corners Mental Health were also called to the scene to assist.

“All of the officers that responded have been crisis intervention team trained,” Barnes explained. “Officers are taught and develop skills on how to engage people who are suffering an issue. The officers were able to engage her and successfully help. We anticipate a successful resolution ultimately.”

Following the incident, the woman was put into contact with mental health professionals for support in addressing the situation.

“Nobody got hurt and it couldn’t have been better,” Barnes said. “We are just thrilled to be able to work together with the sheriff’s office and the other people. It really does take a team effort, no one group can do it all. Each of those involved really deserve to be mentioned.”

 

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