Police officer saves suicidal man’s life by throwing himself underneath himBy Mason White 5:04 PM July 27, 2015
|Police officer with the injured man|
By: Tanya Malhotra
A man’s life was saved by a police officer after he jumped off a rooftop.
The heroic police officer of Guangxi, China, is being treated at a hospital after he physically saved a suicidal man who had jumped from the rooftop.
Police were called after the man was seen pacing the roof of an apartment building, which has four floors.
Officer Liang Xiao and his colleagues arrived at the scene around 6:00 p.m. Upon arrival, they saw the agitated man pacing the roof of the building, which is under construction.
Xiao and his colleagues quickly evacuated the area and cordoned it off while trying to convince the suicidal man to come down from the roof.
As the rescue team was placing safety equipment in the street below, including an air cushion, the man suddenly jumped off the building.
A quick thinking Xiao, got down on the ground and used his own body as a human shield to break the fall of the man and ultimately saving his life.
Xiao and the man were both rushed to a hospital. Doctors said that their injuries were non life threatening. Xiao is being treated for a broken left foot, multiple bruises, and swelling to his face.
Xiao is being called a hero for putting his life in danger to save the suicidal man.