An unstable man was caught hanging naked from the side of a hospital in Dongguan after trying to jump from the building and losing his clothing in the process.
According to NetEase, the man, surnamed Li, is aged 30 and is said to have been emotionally unstable since going through a divorce over a year ago.
Li was being calmed down following a previous suicide attempt when he jumped to his feet and tried to leap from the building. Staff at the hospital caught him, but he was left dangling from the building without any clothing.
Firemen soon came to the rescue.
Li tried to squirm free, but eventually was persuaded to stop resisting and come back inside.
Eventually firemen cut the window frame and brought him in safely.
– 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)
By Victor Fung