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UK teenager ‘saved by Facebook’

Written By: Youki on April 10, 2009 1 Comment

A British teenager who took a drugs overdose has been saved after the American girl he was chatting to online raised the alarm.

The 16-year-old boy from Oxfordshire had sent her a message suggesting he intended to commit suicide.

Although she did not know where he lived, calls via the White House and the British Embassy enabled Abingdon police to save the boy’s life.

The boy, who has not been named, made a full recovery after hospital treatment.

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Kudos to the girl!


hat tip: Sonja Lind at Papyrus News


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One Response to “UK teenager ‘saved by Facebook’”

  1. Usree Bhattacharya on: 11 April 2009 at 2:51 pm

    Makes me think of this rather tragic story.

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