On the day of their scheduled wedding, Wang Lu got cold feet and called off his wedding with Li-Wan. The incident occurred in Changchun, eastern China and prompted the bride to attempt suicide. She sat on the ledge of her apartment, more than 80 feet above the ground and contemplated ending her life. Then, just as she was about to jump, a local rescue worker came to her aid. He managed to grab her by the neck, and with the help of some people in the apartment below, hauled her back to safety.
The woman was taken to hospital for observation. Attempts to reach her ex-fiancee were unsuccessful. The man who rescuer was very modest after the fact, saying only “I did what anyone would have done.”
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