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Suicide Attempt, Life Saved

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

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While on patrol of the Mount Baldy parking lot, ranger Anthony Papesh was flagged down by two park visitors who reported a woman needing medical attention. Papesh found a 58-year-old female from Michigan City, Indiana, unconscious in her motor vehicle. After checking for signs of life and calling for a local EMS unit, Papesh noticed a suicide note and a knife on the passenger seat. It appears that she had attempted to committee suicide by consuming a large quantity of alcohol and cutting her wrist.  According to her family, the victim suffers from depression and other medical health issues. The patient was stabilized at the scene and transported to St. Anthony¬ís Hospital for further treatment and a mental health evaluation.



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