Advertisement

Suicide jumper saved by landing on neighbour

Share this article

09:48 CET+01:00
A man attempting suicide by jumping from his first floor window was saved by landing on his neighbour in Courcelles, eastern France.

The man, in his thirties, climbed onto his window ledge and under the balustrade, threatening to jump, late on Sunday morning.

But by time he had reached the point of no return, he had changed his mind and called for help.

“He stayed hanging by the railing of the window and started calling for help,” said Pascal Iselin, deputy chief officer of Coucelles, to daily paper Le Parisien.

“In the end a neighbour came out of the building, but the man was exhausted and fell on top of her, right on her head.

“I’ve never seen anything like it.”

Both the man and his neighbour, a 57-year-old woman, were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Story continues below…

The woman said she feared for her life, and has been suffering back pain since the incident.

The man, who escaped with just a minor injury to his forehead, has been admitted to a psychiatric hospital.

Share this article

Advertisement

From our sponsors

How to get British healthcare no matter where you are

Navigating the health care system in another country can be tough, and even when it all works out, sometimes you just miss the comfort of the system back home. But there's a solution.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Popular articles

Advertisement
Advertisement