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Ocean Shores Police and Paramedics Talk Girl Down From Roof Tuesday Evening.

The Ocean Shores Police Department says that while they were engaged in the possible hostage situation another call that was going on at the same time was a 15-year-old girl was on a roof of a local hotel wanting to jump.
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At approximately 10:45 pm on Tuesday night, a girl called 911, reported that she was suicidal, then hung up on the dispatcher. She called back several times over the next fifteen minutes, first saying she was on a roof, then that someone else was suicidal, then that the caller could see a girl on the roof of a motel.

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Officers located the 15-year old female on the fourth-story roof of a motel in downtown Ocean Shores. The girl repeatedly threatened to jump, and on several occasions dangled her feet over the edge before retreating.

 

The Ocean Shores Fire Department responded to assist. An Officer and two firefighter/ paramedics were able to access the roof near the girl, and the paramedics engaged her in conversation. After two hours, the girl finally agreed to come inside. She was taken to Aberdeen for a mental health evaluation and to provide her with appropriate support services.

 The girl credited firefighter/paramedics Reese and Frank with talking her down, saying that their caring and friendliness made her feel safe enough to come in.

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