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HCSO Deputies Respond to Suicidal Individual at Chester Frost Park


For Immediate Release: February 22, 2024

HCSO Deputies Respond to Suicidal Individual at Chester Frost Park

Hamilton County, TN – On Thursday, February 22, 2024, at approximately 3:00 am, there was a large law enforcement presence at Chester Frost Park near the water, and Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to reports of an individual inside of a vehicle that was threatening to kill themselves.

When Deputies approached the vehicle, the individual accelerated the vehicle over a 6-foot concrete sea wall and drove across the beach and into the water. The vehicle became stuck in the silt 15 yards off the beach in approximately 3 feet of water. Numerous attempts were made to contact the individual with no success, as they refused to speak with deputies or come to shore.

HCSO deputies then waded into the water and removed the individual from the vehicle, bringing them safely to shore. The person was medically cleared by EMS and then transported to a local medical facility for further evaluation.

Charges are pending investigation to include DUI and Reckless Endangerment.

No further information is available at this time.

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