Policeman saves a man – level 3

25-08-2014 07:00

This dramatic footage shows the moment a Maryland police officer saves a man’s life, preventing him from an apparent suicide attempt.

Caught on camera, state trooper Joshua Kim can be seen arriving just in time to pull the potential jumper from the edge of the Tydings Memorial Bridge in Maryland.

Kim was carrying a routine patrol of the area when he spotted the man standing precariously on the edge of the bridge. As Kim pulls up the man lifts his hand, almost shooing him away.

Realising it could be a potential suicide case, he leaps from the car. The video then shows the officer start a run towards him, as the man lifts his leg over the bridge wall, before being dragged to safety. The man has not been identified and is currently being evaluated at a local hospital.

Difficult words: footage (video), attempt (try), state trooper (policeman), patrol (watch), spot (see), pull up (stop), precariously (dangerously), shoo (make a person go away by saying “shoo” or gesturing), drag (pull), evaluate (watch somebody to get information about them).

Source: www.itn.co.uk

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