WEST JORDAN, Utah, Oct. 18, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — A woman was transported to an area hospital after officials found her in the Jordan River after a possible suicide attempt Thursday evening.
West Jordan Police Sgt. Burdette Shumway told Gephardt Daily officials responded to the area of 2500 W. Canal Road at approximately 7 p.m.
Shumway said dispatch first received a call from a concerned family member that they believed a relative had taken pills and consumed alcohol in a suicide attempt.
While officials were beginning to investigate that incident, and were were about to ping a phone belonging to the woman, another call came in reporting a body in the water at the Canal Road location.
Fire and police responded and found a woman, believed to be the victim being sought, in the water. She was still alive and was transported to Jordan Valley Medical Center.
Shumway said it’s not yet clear what condition she is in, and officials do not know yet whether she also ingested pills and alcohol.
There was a further concern for officials when the woman allegedly told them she had a 2 year old “with her” and police did not know whether that meant the child was in the water.
However, officials later spoke with the father of the child and learned the toddler is safe with other family members. It appears the woman may have been upset over ongoing custody issues, Shumway said.
Gephardt Daily does not usually report on suicides or suicide attempts unless they occur in public places or otherwise impact the community.