Man holds a woman - level 3

Man holds a woman - level 3

24-02-2014 07:00

Dramatic footage in China’s Anhui Province, as a firefighter catches a woman apparently about to commit suicide.

According to reports, the woman had locked herself in her bedroom and climbed out onto the window sill, with her family finally calling the police after 5 hours of pleading with her.

A firefighter who was sent to abseil down the building caught her as she slipped from the sill.

With the pair then being lowered to the ground, and the woman being taken to hospital.

Difficult words: sill (narrow shelf at the base of a window frame), plead (beg to do something), abseil (go down by sliding down a rope).

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