Not all heroes wear capes. Some simply have lightning fast reflexes and a pure intention to help. Case in point, a fireman is being hailed as a local hero after he saved a woman from certain death. The firefighter did so by catching her as she fell from a building in a suicide attempt.
Tomas Jaunzems was in the right place at the right time. The fireman from the State Fire And Rescue Service Of Latvia was one of the men who responded to a call reporting a possible suicide attempt. Jaunzems immediately sprang into action and headed for the multi-apartment building. The firefighters decided to wait in an apartment just below the woman’s floor and prepared for the worst.
Tomas Jaunzems has worked for the National Fire and Rescue Service of Latvia for five years and has saved numerous lives including the suicidal woman.
The National Fire and Rescue Service of Latvia posted the amazing video on Facebook. The video shows Jaunzems waiting by the window as his colleague braces against him to keep him stable. Things happened quickly from there. Jaunzems continues looking up at the woman then reaches out to catch her. There is a loud crash then the fireman pulls the shocked woman in through the window.
Jaunzems kept his eye on the suicidal woman just in case she decided to leap from the building.
It certainly looks like Jaunzems knew what he was doing. However, the Latvian fireman revealed that this was his first attempt to catch a falling woman. He said:
“It was the first time I have done this, we haven’t been practicing this kind of people rescue works. It is nearly impossible to tell you what the most difficult thing was during that day because every day in firefighters’ lives is different [and] challenging.”
Jaunzems and his colleagues managed to carry the woman into the apartment after a stunning catch.
The video has since gone viral but Jaunzems still stays humble despite all the attention he’s been getting. The fireman insists that his team are only doing their job.
“We just do the thing we do the best – help people!”
The woman was immediately brought to a medical team and is expected to recover from her ordeal.
Watch the daring rescue in the video below.
Chinese “Spider-Man” Scales Building To Save Toddler Hanging From 4th Floor Window
It seems that every ethnicity has a version of Peter Parker.
Less than a month after a Malian immigrant in France who saved a boy dangling from the fourth-floor balcony won the hearts of people around the world, a Chinese version of the real-life heart-stopping scene has also gained a retired Chinese soldier some attention and admiration. Just like the Malian Mamoudou Gassama, Zhang Xin scaled several stories of an apartment building to save a child as well.
Using his bare hands, Zhang climbed five floors of an apartment building to save a two-year-old boy stuck and hanging between window bars as he holds on for dear life. As seen on the video shared on Chinese websites, Xin scaled one floor after another in order to save the boy, who had been jammed at his torso.
As a former soldier, Zhang Xin knew he has what it takes to save the boy dangling from the fourth floor window.
Man’s Life In Jeopardy After Getting Bitten By Snake He Already Decapitated
Snakes are still treacherous – even in death!
A Texas man has proven that snakes cannot be trusted indeed. While he thought that he has already killed the venomous animal after cutting its head off, he was caught off guard after its decapitated head bit his hand.
There is no denying that snakes are reputed for being treacherous. In fact, many compare the animal to people who betray them after showing kindness.
Milo Sutcliffe has learned one important lesson about snakes.
Bangladesh Sewer Cleaners Only Get $8 A Day For Doing The Risky Job
And you think that your job sucks?
Not everyone is fortunate enough to live a good life. Sometimes, when there are no other choices, people will do anything just to put food on the table even if their jobs are very risky. This happens every day to people around the world including the Bangladeshis.
The sewage cleaners in Bangladesh don't mind dipping into the dirty tunnels around the city just to make the people's lives easier. Without them, the city will be flooded because of its poor drainage system. However, the sewer cleaners appear to have been paid extremely low with only up to $8 USD a day for doing such hazardous job.