WATCH: Students Form Human Chain in Ice Cold Sea Water to Save Suicidal Woman’s Life

What could have been a tragedy, fortunately turned into a story of heroism on the part of some 20 young college students whose quick thinking saved a woman’s life.

The friends were enjoying themselves on a beach in Qinhuangdao, China, when they noticed someone walking dangerously far into the sea in freezing conditions. In an attempt to save the woman, the students ran in after her, formed a human chain and ultimately brought her back to safety.

Further details are limited, as the woman — who was thought to be trying to commit suicide — fled the scene soon after being brought to shore. The police say they assume she suffers from psychological distress and say they’ve received similar reports of her previously.

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