A Twitter user has her followers to thank for saving her life on May 8.
The 47-year-old London-based transexual video producer "infamousT" began posting troubling tweets late on May 8 and, at around 7 p.m. BST, told her followers to "get ready for a real-time suicide," reports The Week.
Chief Constable of Cumbria police Stuart Hyde got involved in the event via Twitter, asking users if police had been called and if her address had been found. Eventually, infamousT's real name and address were retrieved with the help of a fellow tweeter and an ambulance was called to her home in Haringey, London, according to The Mirror. Hyde updated Twitter around 11 p.m. BST to let concerned users know she was an ambulance on her way to the hospital.
At around 3 p.m. BST the next day, infamousT expressed her thanks to Twitter with the following tweet:
RESURFACED: ok... I am still here. Much thanks for all your support. It touched my heart. x— infamousT (@sexndrugsnrockn) May 9, 2012
Flip through the slideshow below to check out some of the tweets that saved infamousT's life.
[Hat Tip: The Sun]