Yarmouth Police Help Avert a Suicide

In a tree with a cord wrapped around his neck...

From the Yarmouth Police Department:


On Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 6PM, members of the Yarmouth Police and Fire Departments responded to a 911 phone call from a concerned parent reporting that her adult son had just fled their home with an extension cord threatening to hang himself.

While on route to the home, Yarmouth Police Officers Mark Noone, Connor Burnham, and Patrol Sergeant Neal Donohue were further advised by the YPD Emergency 911 Dispatch Center that the young man was in the nearby woods climbing a tree and putting the extension cord around his neck.

Patrol Officer Noone arrived first and could hear the young man's mother yelling at her son in the woods.

Officer Noone, who has known the young man for many years, was able to calm everyone down and establish a rapport with the young man who eventually unwrapped the cord from his neck and climbed down the tree.

The man was transported to Cape Cod Hospital by Yarmouth FD ambulance and for mental health evaluations and support.
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