US Teen Saves UK Facebook Pal From Suicide
Maryland girl's call goes to cops, White House, Scotland Yard
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 5, 2009 3:09 PM CDT
A British teenager who took a drugs overdose has been saved after the American girl he was chatting to online raised the alarm.   (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, file)
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(Newser) – An American girl saved a British teen who sent her a Facebook message threatening to kill himself with a drug overdose, BBC says. The girl told her mother, who alerted local police, setting off a chain response from the White House to the British Embassy in Washington and finally to Scotland Yard. British police found the 16-year-old, who’s since fully recovered.