Franklin deputies save life of suicidal man in Chesterville

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CHESTERVILLE — Four Franklin County deputies and a police dog saved the life of a suicidal man Friday, according to a news release from Sheriff Scott Nichols.

Members of the man’s family found him near the Chesterville Fire Department station around 1 p.m. Friday using a phone app and reported to the Sheriff’s Office that he was despondent and may be suicidal, according to Nichols.

Deputies David Davol and Andrew Morgan found the man’s vehicle and called for a police canine and Deputy Derrick Doucette to help with the search.

Doucette, Deputy Bradley Scovil and the dog found the man behind the Fire Department hanging from a rope in the tree line. They immediately cut him down, Nichols said.

“Deputy Morgan drove onto the field and the deputies loaded the man into the rear of the cruiser and transported him to Northstar rescue personnel in the parking lot who revived the man and transported him (to the hospital),” Nichols  said. “The quick actions of all four deputies saved the man’s life.”

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