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Hero New York City Detective Saves Hawaiian Family’s Daughter

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Averie Kenery (credit: Facebook)

Averie Kenery (credit: Facebook)

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) - A family in Honolulu knew their daughter was somewhere in Queens and that she was about to kill herself.

WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman’s Full Interview With The Hero

Averie Kenery called her parents and said she was sorry for what she’d done.

Her parents said she asked they tell her children how much she loved them, swallowed a bottle of pills, and fell to the floor with the phone still active on the ground next to her.

Her mother, Beth Walz, used another phone to call 911, but got no help because she only had an intersection, not an exact address.

Frantically, she called NYPD precincts around the area, until she got Detective Charles Lopresti on the phone.

“We just jumped in the car and put our lights and sirens on and went to the corner,” said Lopresti.

They started knocking down doors until finally the family could hear his voice through their unconscious daughter’s cell phone and he knew he was close.

The mother of two will make a full recovery after having fallen into a coma.

Lopresti says he was just doing what he hopes another cop would do for his family.

“We get a lot of phone calls, you know, something not as serious as the person makes it out, but I just had a very strange feeling,” Lopresti told WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman.

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