A young girl stands atop a 17-story building in China, threatening to jump off and kill herself. It’s a delicate situation and those around her wanted it to handle it the right way. Any sudden moves could encourage her to go ahead and make the leap.
When the girl was initially found standing on the edge, firefighters and emergency personnel were called to the scene — but she told them to stand back.
Not willing to risk her life, they did as instructed.
Family members, a teacher and fellow students began to appear, all asking her to back away — but to no avail. She stood assessing her life — it’s worth and value — far longer than anyone could stand to watch.
Not willing to wait any longer, a teacher made the heroic and risky gesture of attempting to pull her to safety. He offered her a bottle of water, attempting to appear innocent, but as she turned around to take it, he pulled her forcefully off the edge and to safety.
Thankfully, the young girl did not end her life on this day — and much credit is due to the teacher who decided to risk his own life by pulling her in.
Video shows hero teacher saving a student from jumping off a 17-story building in China. http://abcn.ws/2wXfxsX
Posted by ABC News on Wednesday, September 13, 2017