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Police: Suicidal woman saved from Grand River

Posted at 4:52 AM, Jun 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-24 12:51:40-04

LANSING TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Several Lansing-area police and fire agencies were able to rescue a suicidal woman in the Grand River over the weekend.

Officers with the Lansing Township Police Department responded to the Grand River near the dead end of Boynton Drive around 1:35 p.m. Saturday, for a report of a 32-year-old woman attempting to jump into the river to harm herself.

Officers negotiated with the woman for over an hour.

They were able to deescalate the situation to get close enough to her in the water to pull her to safety, according to a press release.

The woman was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.

The Lansing Township Police Department was assisted by the Lansing Township Fire Department, Eaton County Sheriff's Office, Eaton County Fire Department, Lansing Police Department, East Lansing Police Department, and the Ingham County Sheriff's Office.

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