Friday afternoon, Deputies at the Ross County Jail noticed a disturbance in a male housing unit.

Deputies entered the unit and discovered that prisoners had found 37 year old Ronald Smart was trying to hang himself in his jail cell.

The prisoners had got Mr. Smart down and were performing lifesaving measures.

The Chillicothe Fire Department arrived and transported Mr. Smart to Adena Medical Center where he was flown to OSU.

Mr. Smart was listed as being in Intensive Care at the time of this release.