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The Weber County Jail and sheriff's office on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019.

OGDEN — Officials say a man in jail attempted to take his own life before deputies intervened.

On Sunday, deputies with the Weber County Jail were doing security checks when they found a man in jail attempting to hang himself, according to a press release posted on Facebook Monday from the Weber County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies immediately intervened and medical personnel arrived shortly after. Due to their quick response, the man did not die.

Neither the man’s name nor extent of his injuries were included in the press release.

The man has been placed on close observation and is receiving additional treatment, according to the sheriff’s office.

“Thanks to the diligence and quick response of these employees, a life was saved,” wrote corrections Chief Deputy Aaron Perry. “I want to personally thank everyone involved in this incident for their contribution to a positive outcome.”

Those thinking of harming themselves have several resources available:

National Suicide Prevention Hotline, 1-800-273-8255

Jacob Scholl is the Cops and Courts Reporter for the Standard-Examiner. Email him at and follow him on Twitter at @Jacob_Scholl.

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