Suicidal man saved by sleep

A suicidal man was saved when he fell asleep as he prepared to hurl himself from the top of a 150ft high bridge.

Yang Jun, 30, decided to commit suicide after his marriage ended. So he swallowed over 50 sleeping pills and then clambered up the Haiyin bridge in Guangzhou, eastern China, to throw himself off.

But as he talked to negotiators, Jun found he couldn’t keep his eyes open and fell asleep before he could leap to his death.

A sleeping Yang Jun is winched to safety /Europics

Rescuers then strapped Jun, who by now was snoring loudly, into a safety harness and winched him down fro the bridge to waiting paramedics.

“I couldn’t make up my mind which was better – an overdose or jumping. So I decided to use both. However I was feeling very sleepy by the time I got to the top and the next thing I knew I woke up in hospital,” said Jun.

In a happy ending to the weird incident, after his failed suicide attempt Jun got back together with his wife.

Sept 2012

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