Sometimes, being at the right place at the right time can save a desperate person’s life.
For example, Joshua Kim, a Cecil County, Maryland state trooper, prevented a man from jumping off the Tydings Memorial Bridge to his death this past Saturday while out on routine patrol.
When Kim noticed the unidentified man standing a little too close to the railing, he circled back around to check on him.
That’s when the individual waved goodbye to the trooper and began to climb over the rail.
Without hesitating, Kim immediately got out of his vehicle, wrapped both arms around him and pulled him to safety.
Although the footage may show Kim using brute force, it’s what ultimately saved the man from his own demise by plummeting some 90 feet into the Susquehanna River.
In his own words:
Most of what you see in that video is me thinking on my own because I didn’t want to go over the bridge with him. So I got down on my knees and pulled him back.
Suicide by bridge is grisly, and mortality is almost always certain.