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Video: Firefighters, medics save man during suicide attempt

Quick action from responders save this man's life after he jumps from a building in an apparent suicide attempt

By EMS1 Staff

RUSSIA — Video shows firefighters quickly positioning an inflated cushion to break a man's fall after he jumps from the top of a building.

The man is standing at the top of a four-floor building when he quickly jumps, the firefighters getting there just in time to break his fall as the man lands near the edge of the cushion.

Medics rush in, as the man seemingly losses consciousness after the fall, and is strapped to a stretcher and rushed into an ambulance.

It is unclear why the man wanted to take his life and what his current condition is.

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Aaron Haber Aaron Haber Monday, November 05, 2012 2:59:43 PM Well, the way they handled him he's probably dead. They just picked him up and dropped him on the litter. Nice job guys.
Chris Swanson Chris Swanson Tuesday, November 06, 2012 8:37:51 PM Wow. I bet all that jumper wanted was a c-collar and a backboard, and the medic was like "Homie don't play that".
Denis Muthigi Denis Muthigi Monday, November 26, 2012 12:40:47 AM is that the protocol there"scope and run"what happened to C-spine immobilization and the rapid trauma assessment.

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