A Shaanxi man was able to save his suicidal wife from jumping off a building just in the nick of time by grabbing onto her ponytail and holding on tight.
Video of the dramatic incident began circulating on Chinese social media yesterday showing the woman dangling precariously from the roof of the building, before being rescued by police.
According to local news reports, the husband had been clutching onto his wife’s hair for a few minutes, but would have lost his grip soon if police had not arrived to help out. In the video, officers can be seen pulling on the woman’s clothes, helping to bring her up to safety, despite her protests to “let me go.”
It turns out, that the woman wasn’t only saved by her ponytail, but also by a pipe that helped to support her weight while her husband kept hold of her hair which fortunately didn’t tear off.
You can watch the video below on YouTube:
Or on Tencent:
– 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)
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