Fort Dodge Police respond to suicidal male

A suicidal man was transported to UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center Wednesday after police were contacted about him early in the afternoon.

Fort Dodge police Capt. Ryan Gruenberg said the unidentified man was in the area of the Dean Hearn Skateboard Park and not far from the Snell-Crawford Trail.

He was located near the Des Moines River, where officers made contact with him.

“We were able to detain them and take them to the emergency room for an evaluation for suicidal tendencies,” Gruenberg said.

The Webster County Sheriff’s Department and an ambulance from the Fort Dodge Fire Department also responded to the scene.