Passer-by pushes suicide jumper in south China

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  1. #1 RIDDIK, May 23, 2009
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    Lol this guy is awesome.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090523/ap_on_re_as/as_china_suicide_help

    BEIJING – Chen Fuchao, a man heavily in debt, had been contemplating suicide on a bridge in southern China for hours when a passer-by came up, shook his hand — and pushed him off the ledge.

    Chen fell 26 feet (8 meters) onto a partially inflated emergency air cushion laid out by authorities and survived, suffering spine and elbow injuries, the official Xinhua News Agency said Saturday.

    The passer-by, 66-year-old Lai Jiansheng, had been fed up with what he called Chen's "selfish activity," Xinhua said. Traffic around the Haizhu bridge in the city of Guangzhou had been backed up for five hours and police had cordoned off the area.

    "I pushed him off because jumpers like Chen are very selfish. Their action violates a lot of public interest," Lai was quoted as saying by Xinhua. "They do not really dare to kill themselves. Instead, they just want to raise the relevant government authorities' attention to their appeals."

    Xinhua said Lai was "taken away by police" but did not elaborate.

    A police officer who answered the telephone Saturday at a station close to the bridge confirmed the incident and said it was under investigation. He refused to give any other details and hung up.

    According to Xinhua, Chen wanted to kill himself because he had accrued 2 million yuan ($290,000) in debt from a failed construction project.

    On Thursday, he made his way to the Haizhu bridge, where 11 other people have tried to take their lives since April.

    Lai volunteered to talk Chen down but was turned away by police, Xinhua said. Lai then broke through the cordon, climbed to where Chen sat, greeted him with a handshake, then pushed.

    Photos in the Beijing Morning Post showed Lai, shoeless and in a T-shirt, saluting after Chen fell.

    The paper said Lai was released on bail Friday but did not give any details. It said he had been on medication for "a mental illness" for decades and had been on his way to a hospital for his pills.

    Chen was recovering in the hospital, Xinhua said.
     
  2. bish had it comin
     
  3. I'd offer a push to anyone who wants it.
     
  4. I want it
     
  5. #6 Fump, May 27, 2009
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  6. 'the Haizhu bridge, where 11 other people have tried to take their lives since April.'

    sounds like the Chinese are super happy
     
  7. That airbag was RUBBISH.
     
  8. #9 Rigidreaves, May 27, 2009
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  9. Xinhua said Lai was "taken away by police" and awarded the Hu Jintao Medal of Honor.
     
  10. wtf 8 meter suicide jump
     
  11. I think his mojo got stolen when they stopped the cars from running underneath him.
     
  12. The Chinese are short people.
     
  13. #14 Rigidreaves, May 27, 2009
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    This is why the chinese wouldn't win world war 3. They can't produce real men who do 26 foot jumps and walk away, like this guy:

     
  14. head first?
     
  15. hahah
     
  16. lol what a shitty bridge
     
  17. hahaha
     
  18. What would Chuck Norris do?
     
  19. jump from bridge, roll on ground, run sideways while ducking from the police, and then jump on the water and swim away with the currents in a amazing escape.
     
  20. Wait, Chuck Norris would run away?
     
  21. thats awsome
     
  22. yes, he already pushed the mad chinese man off the bridge.....misson acomplished.
     
  23. #24 20000 RPM, May 30, 2009
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  24. Hit the ground and cause an earthquake at a magnitude the earth has never experienced before!
     

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