Photos reveal a moment of spontaneous compassion as strangers come together to prevent a man from jumping to his death.
On April 28th, 2017 a small group of people were startled to see a man prepared to jump off a bridge into incoming traffic so they made a split second decision to save his life using the only items they hand – their arms. The incident occurred in North London (near Golders Green) in the afternoon and involved a distressed individual prepared to make a fatal leap into the cars below until passersby grabbed onto him, some even using rope.
Photos show the man tied to the bridge with a harness at his waist and rope around various parts of his body as multiple individuals grabbed onto him to save him until further help arrived.
The individuals refused to let him go and bound him to safety by tying him to the bridge. To these Good Samaritans nothing mattered more than letting this man know he was supported and to show him that they cared about him. There were dozens of other people at the scene, some even standing there filming and others unsure what was happening. Had this group of strangers not made the decision to come together in an effort to save him, who knows what would have happened to him and the drivers below him.
After being held on the opposite side of the bridge for more than 2 hours a fire engine lift pulled him down to safety and he was then checked out by an ambulance. Police detained him according to the DailyMail as part of the Mental Health Act. This act provides stability and psychological support for those suffering from depression, mental health issues and suicidal thoughts and provides assistance in regards to property management and general health care.