The firefighters first try to rescue the man by pulling him out. When that fails, they secure him with a length of rope to prevent him from falling down any further.
A video shared by CCTV+ shows them climbing up the advertising hoarding to cut off the steel bars that had the old man stuck. He is then helped down the ladder by the firefighters in the final stage of the rescue.
Watch the video below:
Only a few days ago, another heroic video has emerged from China where a man was seen risking his life to rescue a child hanging from a third floor balcony.
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