Cop Saves Woman in Online Suicide Bid



An Italian policeman rushed to the virtual rescue of a woman committing suicide online, gleaning enough personal details to alert emergency services and save her life, news agency Ansa reported on Saturday.
The 41-year-old woman announced in an Internet chat-room that she was going to kill herself and then began swallowing tablets to the horror of fellow chatters, who could see the suicide attempt unfolding via Web cam.

The policeman, Massimo Turbacci, kept talking to her, coaxing out her mobile telephone number, which allowed authorities to track down her home address -- in the town of Aversa, just outside Naples.

An ambulance raced to the house and took her to hospital where she is now out of danger.