Dubai Suicide Attempt Averted After Paramedic Grabs Jumping Man's Foot

Published November 23rd, 2017 - 02:20 GMT
The paramedics were able to pull him back to safety due to his light weight. (AFP/File Photo)
The paramedics were able to pull him back to safety due to his light weight. (AFP/File Photo)

Paramedics from Dubai Unified Ambulance services rescued a young Nepalese - in his twenties - who tried to commit suicide by jumping from the fourth floor.

The Department of Operations at the Dubai Ambulance Service received a message from a young man, who tried to jump off the fourth floor of a building in Karama.

An ambulance team was immediately dispatched from the nearest emergency point in Bur Dubai, arriving at the young man's house within 5 minutes.

The paramedics team included Shabi Kasim and Mark Torres, accompanied by ambulance driver Rashid Hussein.
 
On seeing the ambulance approaching his house, the Nepalese man threw himself out of the window, but the medic quickly grabbed him by the foot - anticipating the jump - as most of his body dangled outside the window.

The paramedics were able to pull him back to safety due to his light weight.
 
The man received first aid before being transferred to Rashid Hospital.
 
Dr. Taloum Ghalloum, Director of the Department of Ambulance Operations, said that the organization always seeks to train its staff, especially paramedics and drivers - equipping them with necessary skills such as communication skills, physical and psychological alertness for every emergency or crisis.

Dr Ghalloum pointed out that the Foundation's primary aim is to save human lives and protect them from any harm, including any suicide attempts.

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