Iain Lee Sends Ambulance To Home Of Suicidal Listener Live On Air
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Radio host Iain Lee helped to save the life of one of his listeners who contacted his talkRADIO show by sending an ambulance to the man's address.
The listener, known only as 'Mark', rung in to tell 46-year-old Iain that he had just taken an overdose, which prompted the host to keep him on the phone and find out his address. What a LAD.
The man explained that he had previously spoken to Iain on his show, The Late Night Alternative, which allows people to ring in and speak to him.
He said: "I'm having a hard time at the moment. I don't know what I'm doing anymore. I've taken tablets."
Iain responded saying: "All I want you to do is tell my producer your address so she can send an ambulance round."
Mark claimed that would upset his wife, Iain said: "You know what would upset her more? If she found you dead in the morning, wouldn't it? As a human being, I can't let you die tonight.
"We've got ourselves in a little pickle, but it's a pickle that can be sorted out quite easily."
Just got off the phone to Mark. He's given me permission to say he's OK.
Thanks for the love you've sent him. I've told him to text me tomorrow.
- Iain Lee - www.twitch.tv/iainlee (@iainlee) March 11, 2020
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Iain's reassurance meant that Mark felt comfortable enough to pass on his address which led to Iain telling him: "You've done a really good thing Mark, thank you. The world will not be a better place if you're dead. It will be an ever so slightly darker place.
"I promise you that, because you're a good man, and I don't want you to die."
This isn't the first time Iain has helped save the life of one of his listeners. Back in 2018 he spoke to a caller who revealed that he had taken an overdose and was lying in the street.
Lee said: "Tell you what, Chris - I don't want you to die tonight. I need to know what street you're on. I want you to get through tonight and chat to me tomorrow, when you haven't got a load of drugs in you.
"I don't want you to die tonight because I love you. I love you, brother. I love you."
Staff in the background were working hard to get someone to Chris, who, as the conversation continued, went through long periods of silence.
Lee added: "Someone's going to come and help you"
Fortunately a police officer then took over the line and told the radio host that she had arrived and was dealing with the situation.
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