Firefighters in the Hunan city of Xiangtan recently saved a distressed woman from throwing herself off a 14-story building.
In footage posted to YouTube by China’s Xinhua news agency with rather dramatic footage, the firefighters are seen trying to convince the woman to come down under the hot mid-day sun.
After two hours, they decide to switch tactics and manage to sneak a ladder up behind her. One officer uses the ladder to reach up, grab the woman’s dress, and yank her off, causing her to fall not 14 stories to the ground but right on top of him. Ouch.