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Associated Press, Published September 21 2010

Barnes County jailers, nurse save inmate from hanging

VALLEY CITY, N.D. — The Barnes County sheriff says three jailers and a nurse saved the life of a female inmate who tried hanging herself in a jail cell.

Sheriff Eugene Bjerke told KOVC-AM radio that the woman attempted to hang herself with a bed sheet on Friday in the Barnes County jail.

Bjerke says quick response by jailers and a nurse saved the woman's life. The 29-year-old woman was being held on a charge of theft of property.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.