OCEAN SHORES, Wash. - A man was rescued within moments of hanging himself over the weekend in Ocean Shores. Deputy Chief Russ Fitts tells us at approximately 4:30PM on Sunday June 2, Police were dispatched to a report of a possible suicidal subject at a residence on Ocean Shores Boulevard. The officers were advised that the subject was talking on the telephone with the 911 center.
The subject, a 47-year old Ocean Shores man, said that he was in his garage and going to hang himself and had already placed a rope around his neck. As officers responded, dispatch advised them that the subject had disconnected from the call.
Officers Jeff Elmore and Kyle Watson arrived within a minute of the disconnected call and opened the garage door. The officers saw the man hanging from a rafter by an extension cord. The subject was still conscious. Officer Elmore quickly entered the garage and cut the extension cord, allowing officers to support the man as he fell to the ground.
Ocean Shores Fire personnel transported the subject to Grays Harbor Community Hospital for observation.