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Video: 'Ninja' firefighter saves suicidal girl

A quick-acting firefighter was able to push the girl from the 12th floor ledge she threatened to jump from

By EMS1 Staff

STAVROPOL, Russia — A quick-thinking firefighter 'kicked' a suicidal girl to safety during a dramatic incident caught on video in Russia.

The clip shows the 16-year-old girl, identified only as Farida by reports, teetering on a ledge on the 12th floor of an apartment building, ready to jump.

Friends and family stood below, yelling "Think about your relatives. Come down, don't do such stupid things!"

A firefighter then swung from overhead, kicking her away from the ledge, long enough for her to be held back by other firefighters.

She was later taken to the hospital. It is believed she had been fighting with her father before she threatened to jump from the building.

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Michael Hatfield Michael Hatfield Thursday, October 18, 2012 6:16:09 PM Exactly what I was thinking
Annette Yeman Cimini Annette Yeman Cimini Thursday, October 18, 2012 6:43:29 PM Good & good thinking of that firefighter dangling off the roof top :)
Annette Yeman Cimini Annette Yeman Cimini Thursday, October 18, 2012 6:44:25 PM I meant was good and quick thinking
Umda Waterloo Umda Waterloo Friday, October 19, 2012 8:21:46 AM hero
Richard Berger Richard Berger Friday, October 19, 2012 2:03:56 PM That Fire Fighter is crazy, but, as Billy Joel sings, "It just may be a lunatic you're looking for".
Chris Starkey Chris Starkey Friday, October 19, 2012 3:36:31 PM hay man if she's alive than I'll back that fireman up.
Grey Wolf Grey Wolf Tuesday, October 23, 2012 3:39:58 AM Thank God for Firefighters.
Linda M Smith Linda M Smith Thursday, October 25, 2012 2:46:34 PM okay challenge is on. Who can top this?
Buffie Seise Buffie Seise Friday, January 04, 2013 9:40:22 PM This message is very strong, I hope someone listen and is there for her. A lot of Our kid's they won't tell their Parents what is going and by the time they know is too late!

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