A firefighter walked along a narrow ledge on the outside of the 15th floor of a building in Wuhu city, east China’s Anhui Province to save an apparently suicidal woman on Sunday. He tiptoed along the 10cm-wide ledge and grabbed the young woman from behind, before being assisted by other emergency services personnel on a nearby balcony in pulling her to safety.
The woman, who reportedly had a fight with her husband, climbed and sat on a tiny beam outside her 15th floor apartment. In a bid to prevent her from jumping off, the fireman climbed out and walked on a narrow ledge to save her life, while being tied to a safety harness.
The video shows the fireman tip-toeing across the ledge, barely a few inches wide, to avoid being noticed by the woman. It takes the fireman just under a minute to reach the visibly disturbed woman. Before she can react, the fireman quickly grabs the woman and another colleague appears from the woman's balcony to pull her to safety. The woman resists and by now five men are struggling to pull her up. The fireman who climbed out to rescue her is now standing precariously on the edge of the beam. After few seconds of the tussle, the woman is safely pulled up to her balcony, thanks to the fearless man and fellow firemen.
The jaw-dropping incident happened on Friday in a residential building in Anhui province in East China. Firefighters put an air mattress on the ground before they began the rescue operation.