Garbage man saves woman jumping off building with bare hands

A garbage man was seriously injured after attempting to save, with bare hands, a woman who was jumping from a high residential building.

The incident occurred on March 30 in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou.

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“I saw someone sitting there and attempting suicide. Then I ran over, hoping to persuade her not to jump. But before I spoke, she jumped off.”

The woman was jumping from the sixth floor.

Luckily, she was stopped briefly by a rainshed during the fall, and then received by Jiang Chengren in time.

The woman suffered injuries in her kneecap, but Jiang’s injuries were even worse.

“Jiang was injured in his knees, and suffered a concussion. His conditions are stable now. But we’ll give him more check-ups.”

The 54-year-old Jiang has been working as a garbage man in Hangzhou for 20 years.

After the incident, many local residents have visited him in the hospital, and praised him for such a good deed.

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