Firefighter Saves Woman On 10th Floor Window Ledge With One Swift Kick

Tense footage of a firefighter saving a woman from dropping from a 10th floor window ledge has gone viral.

Shot in Fortaleza, Brazil, it shows the woman perched on the edge, apparently preparing to jump as a man abseils down the building above her.

It's not often one would applaud such an action, yet he delivers a swift kick, pushing her back to safety.

If you've been affected by the issues in this article, please call the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90.

Useful websites and helplines:

  • Samaritans, open 24 hours a day, on 08457 90 90 90
  • Mind, open Monday to Friday, 9am-6pm on 0300 123 3393
  • Young Minds offers information to young people about mental health and emotional wellbeing
  • Students Against Depression, a website by students, for students.
  • HopeLine runs a confidential advice helpline if you are a young person at risk of suicide or are worried about a young person at risk of suicide. Mon-Fri 10-5pmand 7pm-10pm. Weekends 2pm-5pm on 0800 068 41 41
  • HeadMeds - a straight-talking website on mental health medication
  • Student Minds supports students across the UK to bring about positive change on their campuses through campaigning and facilitating peer support programmes. To join the community or launch a student group contact the charity on
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