An ambulance and patrol cars responded Tuesday to an apparent suicide attempt in Macon. (Credit: Macon Telegraph)

Deputies stop apparent suicide attempt on Facebook Live

A Macon teenager’s apparent suicide attempt that was broadcast on Facebook Live was stopped after viewers alerted authorities, deputies said.

The situation began Tuesday about 7:30 p.m. when viewers called 911, the Macon Telegraph reported.

About 30 minutes later, patrol cars and an ambulance headed for the teen’s house, the newspaper reported. Facebook also had called 911.

The teen was taken to a hospital and was recovering Wednesday, officials said.

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“All social media is a conduit for attention,” Bibb County Sheriff David Davis said. “Even in this tragic situation, this young lady was looking for attention, and thankfully, the right people were watching. … It could have been more tragic.” 

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