Firefighters in China don't just extinguish blazes — they also have impressive skills of physical feats, which allowed one firefighter to swing over the edge of a building and rescue a suicidal man.
The incident occurred on top of a building in Shanghai’s Jing’an district. Video from the scene has gone viral on Chinese social media websites.
The suicidal man can be seen sitting on top of a ledge. He doesn't sense the firefighter approaching him slowly from behind, until he's pulled from the ledge. Many internet users applauded the firefighter’s agility and compared him to a Kung Fu master.
According to a local Chinese newspaper, the firefighter, identified as Wang Zuotian, is indeed well trained in taekwondo.
This is not the first time a Chinese firefighter sprung into action with flashy moves. Recently, one saved a suicidal woman by kicking her back to safety as he dangled off seventh floor. The incident took place in Xuzhou, east China.
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