Idaho Man Stops Veterans Suicide
No one ever expects to stumble upon someone about to take their own life, but it just happened to one man here in Idaho. Here's his story of saving this desperate vet's life.
Sonny Owen was headed home from work on HWY 95 in Coeur d'Alene when he noticed a man about to jump off the bridge with a makeshift noose.
Most people driving by just passed the suicidal man by. Perhaps they didn't notice, or maybe they were too terrified to intervene, but Sonny knew he had to do something.
He turned his car around in the middle of traffic, put his hazard lights on, got out of his car and started talking to the suicidal vet.
The vet opened up about being in a bad financial situation and not being able to find work. According to KTVB, Sonny says the first thing he said to the man was "know that all things will change."
While Sonny was talking to the man, his son called police who ultimately intervened and took the man to the hospital as a precaution.
If you or someone you know is in crisis please call the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline at 208-398-4357. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.