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Dramatic rescue caught on video after man tries to save falling girlfriend but gets pulled along

By Mason White 1:47 PM August 13, 2013
Couple hanging from balcony 

By: Sarah Weiss
(Scroll down for video) A couple was rescued by firefighters after they fell from different balconies during an argument.

The dramatic rescue was caught on video, as the man and woman were dangling from the balcony.

Neighbors and firefighters came to the rescue of the couple in Northeast China on Saturday, when a man, who saved his girlfriend, almost fell from a four-story balcony.

The young man was arguing with his girlfriend while he was standing on a fourth floor balcony his girlfriend was on the fifth floor apartment balcony in Harbin, the capital of Heilongjiang Province.
The woman sat on the balcony with her feet on the cloth rack while they were talking when she suddenly slipped and fell over.

Luckily, her boyfriend was able to catch her in time, he held on to her. However, things took a turn for the worse, when the boyfriend, who did not want to let go of the woman started falling over the balcony while holding on to her.

A fourth-floor neighbor saw what was happening and quickly grabbed the man’s legs, holding it until police arrived. Neighbors of the third and sixth floors also joined. They held on to the couple until firefighters arrived to save them.
After a rescue effort that took about 20 minutes, the couple was back home safely.