ON AIR EMERGENCY Iain Lee ‘overwhelmed’ with support after saving man who revealed suicide bid live on air.

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IAIN Lee says he’s been “overwhelmed” with support after he saved a man’s hostess live on TalkRadio.The caller, known only as Chris, phoned in and told Iain he had taken an overdose and was lying in the street dying. Iain, 45, kept the man on the phone and talked to him for 30 minutes while paramedics rushed to help him. Chris was eventually discovered by a police officer who had been given a location and description of the man by Iain's producer. He was taken to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth by South Western Ambulance Service where he spent the night receiving treatment. Iain later described the incident as incredibly “upsetting” and was inundated with supportive messages. He told his social media followers he couldn’t believe the support he’d received from the general public. Iain tweeted: Last two days I've had people coming up to me, thanking me and shaking my hand.“Found it all a bit overwhelming. Just had to have a little cry in the supermarket. People can be so lovely.”Iain was credited with helping to keep Chris alive during the terrifying call. He told him: “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.“Someone's going to come and help you.”Radio host Iain Lee, who appeared on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! last year was praised for keeping a suicidal caller on the line during his radio programme for 30 minutes until an ambulance arrived. The man, whose name was only given as Chris, called into Lee’s talk radio show and said he had taken an overdose after suffering from depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.
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Last two days I've had people coming up to me, thanking me and shaking my hand. Found it all a bit overwhelming. Just had to have a little cry in the supermarket. People can be so lovely.
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The broadcaster asked Chris, who said he was nearly 60, a series of questions to work out where he was in order for the emergency services to locate him. During the exchange on his Late Night Alternative show earlier this week, Lee told the man that he loves him and he deserves “better than this”.“I guarantee that whatever has happened, it can be sorted out.“It might not be easy, but it can be sorted, I promise you. It is better than you doing this.”After nearly 30 minutes, a police officer came on to the line and told Lee they had found the man in Plymouth. The DJ broke down at the news.
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Tonight we took a call from a man who had taken an overdose. He was lying in a street in Plymouth, dying. We managed to keep him online, get a description of what he looked like and was wearing, work out where he was and send an ambulance and police to him. Kept him on the phone.
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Following the incident, Lee tweeted: “Tonight we took a call from a man who had taken an overdose. He was lying in a street in Plymouth, dying.“We managed to keep him online, get a description of what he looked like and was wearing, work out where he was, and send an ambulance and police to him. Kept him on the phone for 30 minutes while he got harder to understand.“Long periods of silence where I thought he’d died, that was intense and upsetting. Thanks for your kind words. I really hope he makes it.”