Suicidal teen talked off of Stuart River Bridge

On Sunday, June 24, at around 1:30 a.m. in the morning, RCMP responded to a suicidal female on Stuart River Bridge.

On Sunday, June 24, at around 1:30 a.m. in the morning, RCMP responded to a suicidal female on Stuart River Bridge.

The 17-year-old minor was reportedly threatening to jump into the river from the girders underneath the bridge, and police were unable to reach her without assistance.

The fire department was called to the scene and two private citizens in a boat also responded by boat to assist.

Rescuers and the young woman’s sister attempted to talk the young woman down from the bridge.

The private citizens were eventually able to get the suicidal female into their boat.

RCMP ordered the boat to bring the young woman to them in order to carry out the requirements of the Mental Health Act and rules under the Ministry of Children and Families.

The boat operator, however, drove downstream, taking the young woman to a residence.

The RCMP boat pursued the group, and eventually located the young woman, and she was apprehended and taken to Vanderhoof hospital for assessment.

The names of those involved can not be used in order to protect the identity of the minors involved.

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