A suicide attempt planned by a 30-year-old man was averted after police managed to locate him using the signal from his mobile phone, authorities announced on Sunday.
The man had written a suicide note explaining the reasons why he intended to take his own life and had left home. Finding the note, his father alerted the police and an overnight operation was set up to locate and prevent him from carrying out his plans. Using the signal emitted by his mobile phone, in collaboration with the phone service provider, police officers were finally able to track him to a deserted beach in Attica in the early hours of Sunday morning.
The 30-year-old will be referred to a therapist for psychological support.
Police reported that they have assisted in operations to locate and avert 98 cases of intended suicide since the start of the year.