Corrections Deputy Mike Hanger prevented an inmate suicide in the Barry County Jail on Wednesday, June 1, according to a news release from Undersheriff Matt Houchlei.
Hanger was alerted to a possible suicide attempt by an inmate at about 6:18 p.m. yesterday.
The deputy went to the housing unit and discovered an inmate hanging from his bunk with a bed sheet around his neck and with face discoloration. Hanger was able to quickly remove the sheet, allowing the inmate to breathe.
The man regained consciousness and was transported to Spectrum Health Pennock where he was checked for injuries. He was later returned to the jail and will continue to receive treatment.