The Eagle Pass Police Department responded to a disturbing Welfare Concern emergency call at around 12:26 am during the early hours of Saturday July , 15, 2017 in the 2200 block of Del Rio Boulevard.
The call made was reporting a possible attempt of suicide by a male individual. The unidentified caller reported that a male individual was attempting to get hit by the passing cars.
Police units were dispatched to the area which is in proximity to a trailer park area and the United States Border Patrol Station.
Upon arrival the Police department proceeded to take the report and no further information is available as to if contact was made with the person and if the necessary help was provided.
Suicide attempts and incidents of self harm are an occurrence that the Eagle Pass Fire Department and Police department deal with on many occasion’s throughout the year.
Yearly self harm/incidents reports from the EPFD archives show that on average there are approximately up to 20 incidents of attempted suicide on an yearly basis in Maverick County.
Reports do show that during 2015 there was a spike of attempted suicides in our community reaching 71 attempts in that year alone.
Reports sadly show that in 2016 three individuals from our community ended their lives by suicide.
State records do show that in the past 18 years there have been 47 suicides in our community.
If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800- 273-TALK (1-800-273-8255).
One will recall that many years ago an male individual was killed in the same area as he attempted to cross the street in the same area and was hit by a passing vehicle.