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Police abseil in to save suicidal man on window ledge in China

India TV News Desk 21 Jun 2012, 9:09:24 IST
India TV News Desk
China: Police were caught on camera rescuing a man after he threatened to commit suicide by jumping off a tall residential building in eastern China.

China's police and firefighters rushed to the site in Ningbo City to start the rescue operation only for it to be halted several times when the man threatened to jump.

Rescuers were finally successful when one policeman distracted the man by speaking to him through a loudspeaker while others climbed up to the roof, Chinese state television said.

Footage shows a rescue worker, suspended by ropes, jumping from one side of the building towards the man and grabbing him, while other rescuers from windows beneath and above him secured him and tied ropes to his feet.

According to the police's preliminary investigations, the unidentified man had been trying to commit suicide due to family conflicts.