Fireman Saves Suicidal 14yo Boy Outside 16th Floor

CENPublished: May 22, 201819 views
Published: May 22, 2018

By John Feng

This heart-stopping video shows a fireman grabbing a suicidal teenager the moment he tries to leap off the 16th storey of a building.

The 14-year-old surnamed Dai had become emotional and threatened to kill himself after allegedly stabbing his mother, who had tried to cure his internet addiction by banning him from video games.

According to the authorities in Quanzhou City’s Luojiang District in East China’s Fujian Province, the teenager got into a heated argument with his mum and stabbed her with a pair of scissors, which he then took with him as he climbed over the balcony of his family home.

Footage taken from a nearby high-rise shows the boy clinging onto an air-conditioning unit 16 floors up on the outside of the building, with a uniformed firefighter nearby.

The boy sees the rescuer approaching and appears to try throw himself off the ledge, but the fireman grabs him and pulls him back to safety following several seconds of struggling.

The tense video ends with the emotional boy lying on the air-conditioning unit, while the fireman ties a rope around his legs and pushes him back into the building to his colleagues.

The Quanzhou fire service said the incident took place at the Jialin Plaza residential complex and involved a stand-off lasting from 6 to 11am.

Rescuers had set up an inflatable cushion on the ground below in anticipation of the boy’s jump, they said.

The teenager is also said to have tried to cut his rescuer’s safety rope using his scissors.

The police are investigating the incident.

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