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This footage shows a woman crashing her SUV on a bridge and throwing herself into the river below before shouting “let me die” at the firemen who came to rescue her.
The distressing footage was captured in the city of Taiyuan, capital of North China’s Shanxi Province, on the evening of 20th March and shows the woman hitting the railings on the bridge with her car before jumping into the river and eventually being rescued by brave firefighters.
The heroic firemen managed to stop the woman, unnamed in reports but said to be 35, from drowning and hoisted her back up onto the bridge with a rope in the daring night-time rescue.
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The CCTV footage shows the woman slamming her SUV into the roadside railings on the Yingze Bridge in an apparent bid to crash into the Fenhe River below.
According to reports, she reversed and tried a second time but was again frustrated by the sturdy barrier.
The video shows her getting out her car and finally climbing over the railing to throw herself into the water below.
Fortunately, witnesses called the authorities in time and members of the local fire service were able to reach her before she drowned.
Footage of her rescue shows several firefighters hoisting her back up the bridge.
According to the rescuers, the woman shouted: “Don’t save me! Let me die!”
She was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment and is not believed to have suffered any serious injuries.
The authorities did not reveal the motives behind her apparent suicide attempt.