A man threatening to commit suicide by jumping into the rock quarry was apprehended by police and taken back to the hospital at 7:04 p.m. March 13, 2012 on Three Mile Road at Charles Street in Caledonia.
The 37-year-old Racine man told a dispatcher that the only reason why he hadn’t jumped was that he wanted to say good-bye to his nine-year-old son, who was with his ex-wife, according to a report by the Caledonia Police Department.
The man, who suffered from brain damage from an accident, had been released from St. Luke’s Hospital in Racine hours prior to threatening to jump into the quarry.
“The staff asked him if he was till suicidal and he told them yes. They asked him: ‘What would you rate your risk?’ And he told them he was an ‘8.’” The man was homeless and unemployed.
According to the officer who wrote the report, the suicidal man had "every intention to harm himself.” The man had originally climbed the fence at the Batten Airport and realized he wasn’t at the quarry.
When police took the man back to the hospital, they re-admitted him.