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  • Man pushes Jumper (with video!!)

    Sorry, this was just too odd to pass up. Saw the story online at CNN and then found a video of it...


    Originally posted by CNN.com;
    (CNN) -- A passerby pushed a would-be suicide jumper off a bridge in southern China because he was angry at the jumper's "selfish activity," Chinese media reported Saturday.

    It happened Thursday in the city of Guangzhou as Chen Fuchao threatened to jump off Haizhu Bridge, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

    The bridge has gained a "macabre" reputation with 11 jumpers having thrown themselves off the bridge since the start of April, Xinhua said.

    Traffic was held up for nearly five hours and a crowd gathered as Chen sat on the bridge, threatening to jump, Xinhua reported.

    Chen wanted to kill himself because he had 2 million yuan ($294,000) in debt after a failed construction project, Xinhua reported.

    Lian Jiansheng, 66, who was passing by the bridge, offered to talk Chen down, Xinhua said. Police refused, but Lian broke through the police cordon and climbed to where Chen was sitting.

    Lian greeted Chen with a handshake, then pushed him off the bridge, Xinhua said.

    Chen fell 26 feet (8 meters) onto a partially-inflated emergency air cushion, damaging his spine and elbow in the fall, Xinhua said. He is now recovering in a hospital.

    A photographer documented the sequence of events. The photographs show Lian, dressed in a T-shirt, shorts and socks, saluting to the crowd after pushing Chen off.

    "I pushed him off because jumpers like Chen are very selfish. Their action violates a lot of public interest," Lian told Xinhua. "They do not really dare to kill themselves. Instead, they just want to raise the relevant government authorities' attention to their appeals."

    Police took Lian away after the incident, Xinhua said. It did not say whether he would face any charges.

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    Re: Man pushes Jumper (with video!!)

    That was awesome!
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      Re: Man pushes Jumper (with video!!)

      What was awesome?
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        Reminds me of Lethal Weapon...
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        • #5
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          Haha, I've been there!

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          • #6
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            Street-style rescue work there. Definitely not by the book, excellent. Don't think this guy will be looking for such drastic attention any more. Hehe.
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              Re: Man pushes Jumper (with video!!)

              Originally posted by DrBeat View Post
              Haha, I've been there!
              Huh?

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                Please do elaborate DrBeat?!:D

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                • #9
                  Re: Man pushes Jumper (with video!!)

                  Originally posted by Jeepo_SAS View Post
                  Please do elaborate DrBeat?!:D
                  After I posted I realized that sounded bad.

                  I've been to that bridge in China.

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                    Re: Man pushes Jumper (with video!!)

                    Originally posted by CingularDuality View Post
                    Reminds me of Lethal Weapon...
                    Good call cingular, it seems that this fellow Chinese citizen was only helping a fellow China man out and helping ease gridlock all at the same time.

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                      Originally posted by DrBeat View Post
                      After I posted I realized that sounded bad.

                      I've been to that bridge in China.
                      And our minds were jumping to the other conclusion. *shivers*

                      That's horrible. I do hope charges are pressed whether or not the man wanted to kill himself is his business. The other guy making the decision for him is in the wrong on this one, at least IMO.
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                        Originally posted by Acreo Aeneas View Post
                        And our minds were jumping to the other conclusion. *shivers*

                        That's horrible. I do hope charges are pressed whether or not the man wanted to kill himself is his business. The other guy making the decision for him is in the wrong on this one, at least IMO.
                        Don't climb on bridges. It's dangerous.. lol.

                        Charge the guy for pushing him off a bridge (which SAVED his life) that the man was about to jump off anyways? Backwards thinking to me, IMO. But opinions are like buttholes, we all have them and they stink.
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                          Re: Man pushes Jumper (with video!!)

                          Originally posted by JWG View Post
                          Don't climb on bridges. It's dangerous.. lol.

                          Charge the guy for pushing him off a bridge (which SAVED his life) that the man was about to jump off anyways? Backwards thinking to me, IMO. But opinions are like buttholes, we all have them and they stink.
                          But by that logic if the guy had jumped later he would have still been "saved". And there is easily the issue of whether or not more harm was done to the jumper by falling onto the big Aerobed that wasn't ready.

                          And BTW, what was he being saved from? Does China have a "nuclear" option to shoot a jumper that hasn't jumped or been talked down after six hours? :p
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                            Well, my theory. You want to die, go ahead. But don't make a public display of it to look for pity and attention from others. Your not going to find it, at least from me.

                            The guy saved his life, end of story. He did his job.
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                              Originally posted by JWG View Post
                              Well, my theory. You want to die, go ahead. But don't make a public display of it to look for pity and attention from others. Your not going to find it, at least from me.

                              The guy saved his life, end of story. He did his job.
                              I doubt that was the intention of the man who pushed the jumper.

                              Your logic also fails me since it begs the question what if there was no aerobed under the jumper. What then? Would you still stick with your analysis?
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