Photos capture dramatic rescue from suicide attempt in Taiwan
This crying woman is actually a policewoman who masqueraded as the girlfriend of a Taiwanese man who was threatening to jump from a high rise. Did she succeed? Take a look at the dramatic photos from the attempted suicide and rescue effort.
On December 6, a 40-year-old man living in Taiwan's southern city, Kaohsiung, tried to commit suicide but was luckily rescued.
He was upset for not finding his girlfriend for the past 7 days. During the rescue operation, a policewoman tried to disguise as his girlfriend to coax him back from the 6th floor ledge where he was precariously standing. It didn't work.
Fortunately, agents from the fire-bureau squad were able to grab him from the floor above and ended the two-and-a-half-hour-long stalemate.
The crowd that had been watching the nerve-racking event from below burst into cheers when the man was rescued.
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