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Search for a suicidal woman ends with positive outcome at state park

Posted by wlpo on October 17, 2016

A scary situation had a happy ending Sunday at Starved Rock State Park.

A 60-year-old woman threatening to commit suicide was tracked down by firefighters and police near the park visitor’s Sunday. She was okay but still taken to Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru to get looked at.

Conservation Police Sgt. Phil Wire they first heard that the woman from Sandwich was possibly going to jump off an overpass along Interstate 80 west of Ottawa. Before finding her okay they were worried she was going to jump off a cliff at the park.


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