Suicidal woman sitting on a third-floor window ledge is saved after firemen blast her back into her flat with a JET OF WATER
- The distressed woman was threatening to jump from her flat in Anhui, east China
- Video of dramatic rescue shows a firefighter pushing her inside with a long rod
- But she reappears at the window, prompting firemen to deploy the water cannon
- The high pressure jet successfully forced the woman back to safety
A woman who threatened to commit suicide by jumping off her third-floor flat in east China was saved by firefighters.
In a video of the rescue released by police, the distressed woman was seen sitting on the windowsill of her flat in Wenzhou city, Anhui province, with one leg dangling over the ledge.
A fireman was seen pushing the woman back inside the home with a long rod while another rescuer used a high-pressure water cannon to blast her back inside. The dramatic rescue happened over a span of 10 seconds.
A woman who tried to commit suicide by jumping off her third-floor fat in Wenzhou city, east China’s Anhui province was saved by firefighters on Wednesday in a dramatic rescue
A rescuer used a high-pressure water cannon to blast the suicidal woman back into her flat
Firefighters and police officers on scene on Wednesday failed to talk the woman out of hurting herself after 30 minutes of negotiations.
Acting swiftly, the rescuers decided to first approach her from her neighbour’s flat.
Wearing a safety harness, a firefighter was filmed climbing out of the adjacent window and reaching the woman with a rod.
He pushes her back inside with the rod, but she reappears back at the window right away.
Acting swiftly, the rescuers decided to first approach her from her neighbour’s flat
Wearing a safety harness, a firefighter was filmed climbing out of the adjacent window and reaching the woman with a rod. When that failed, they deployed the water cannon on her
Fearing she might jump, firefighters on the ground deployed the water hose on the woman. The pressure of the water forced her back inside the flat, where other officers were then able to restrain her.
Five minutes later, she was taken to hospital for a checkup, according to the Anhui Fengtai county public security bureau on their official Weibo account.
The authorities have not disclosed the reasons behind her suicide attempt.
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