Watch: Dramatic Moment Cop Saved A Suicidal Man About To Jump From Bridge

Claudio Sanchez is being hailed a hero for saving the man

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Watch: Dramatic Moment Cop Saved A Suicidal Man About To Jump From Bridge

The 31-year-old man has been rescued and hospitalised.


Incredible aerial footage has captured the exact moment a police officer saved a suicidal man. New York City detective Claudio Sanchez is being hailed a hero after rescuing a man threatening to jump from top of the nearly 500-foot Robert F. Kennedy Bridge on Sunday afternoon.

According to NBC News, when a man scaled a tower above the whir of the RFK Bridge, in an apparent attempt to take his own life, Mr Sanchez was one of the of Emergency Services Unit officers called to make a rescue.

While NYPD harbour patrol waited 100 feet below in the East River, a helicopter kept a watch on the unnamed 31-year-old man from above. He eventually sat down on the ledge, tied a rope around his neck and lost consciousness.

It was then that Mr Sanchez raced to pull the man from off the ledge and into a harness.

A video of the rescue captured the incredible moment. Watch it below:
 
After he was brought down from the bridge, members of the emergency services performed CPR on him before he was taken to the Harlem Hospital. He is now in a serious but stable condition.

Last year, a firefighter performed a similar rescue in China when he saved a woman from jumping off the 15th floor of a building.

 

 
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