05/05/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Facebook Friend Saves Life Of Suicidal Teenager From Across The Atlantic

A schoolboy who announced his imminent suicide on Facebook was saved when a friend across the Atlantic in America read his threat and raised the alarm.

The 16-year-old, from Oxford, sent a late-night message on the social networking website to a girl sitting 3,400 miles away at her computer in Maryland.

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