Bian Pengfei, a bus driver in Nanjing, is being hailed as a hero after video footage was released which showed the man stopping his bus and rushing to save a woman from jumping off a bridge into the Yangtze River.
After noticing the clearly distraught woman swinging her leg over the rail of a bridge, Bian acted without hesitation. The video shows him grinding his bus to a halt, hurrying over to the woman and quickly pulling her down from the precarious position.
Along with two other passengers, the bus driver is shown attempting to console the woman as he gets her onto his bus. After successfully dragging her inside, the driver reportedly headed straight to the nearest police station to get her further assistance.
In total, the incident lasted less than a minute. Not only did Bian Pengfei save a woman’s life, he did so without causing an inconvenience to his passengers. This man truly is a hero!
Posted yesterday, the video has quickly gone viral, and for good reason. Watch the footage here:
By Kevin Engle
– Do not leave the person alone
– Remove any sharp objects, alcohol, drugs or firearms that could be used in a suicide attempt
– Take the person to an emergency room or seek help from a medical or mental health professional
– Call the following hotlines for help: Lifeline Shanghai: 021-6279-8990 (English speakers; 10am – 10pm daily); HopeLine: 4001619995 (Chinese speakers; 24/7 toll-free access)