Greek Cyber Crimes Unit stops suicide by tracing Facebook message

The Cyber Crimes Unit of the Greek Police revealed on Tuesday it provided information that helped avert a possible suicide.

Officers said that they traced the whereabouts of a Facebook user in Greece after the person posted on the social networking site that they were intending to take their own life.

Officers notified local police, who rang the person’s family.

The person was taken to the hospital to receive counseling.

The Cyber Crimes Unit said that it has helped stop 96 suicides since the start of the year.

The total number of suicides it has helped prevent total 947.