Students save a woman – level 3
University students in China have rescued a woman who was apparently attempting to commit suicide in freezing seawater.
In Qinhuangdao city, these still images and video taken by a witness, show a woman standing in the sea and moving gradually further away from the shore into deeper water. About 23 students from Yanshan University were playing together in the snow when one of them, Liu Yongcheng, spotted the middle-aged woman slowly walking into the sea.
Liu explained the woman was about 50 metres from the shore with the water up to her thighs when he first saw her. After being delivered to the shore, the woman is said to have run off. Local police said that they had received lots of other reports about a woman behaving in a similar fashion, so they’re assuming she’s suffering from psychological distress.
Difficult words: attempt (try), suicide (kill yourself), gradually (slowly), spot (see), psychological distress (when you have problems in your mind).
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