Sorry to be so brutal.
Hanging makes me think of Judas.
It's awful that the police man blinded by Raoul Moat seems to have decided to end his life thus.
I asked Ambulance brother what the worst calls he's been to are and aside from ones where stuff happens and there are children around, he says hangings.
In case it is possible to revive people, the paramedics have to cut the person down. Also, they have to proceed carefully carefully since it is also a crime scene.
One of our second cousins in Ireland, who had a long history of mental illness, committed suicide in this way and his younger brother found him.