A man who wanted to commit suicide in Prague by jumping into the Vltava the day after his 34th birthday decided not to live to be thirty-five. Police officers from the patrol services and the emergency motorized unit prevented this with the generous help of random witnesses, including two ambulance drivers: ambulances of the Association of Samaritans of the Czech Republic from Prague-West, which coincidentally passed by.
Suicide rescue on Palacký Bridge in Prague.
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The drama, about which the spokesman of the Prague police, Jan Rybanský, informed on Saturday, February 26, took place on Wednesday, February 16, shortly before noon. The police were called to the Palacký Bridge by passers-by, saying that a man whose intention seemed to be obvious was standing above the railing. Until the return of the patrols, people tried to negotiate and calm him down, with the generous help of both paramedics.
The police officers continued their efforts, but at first it seemed that their efforts would not lead to success. “Come to the other side, everything can be solved somehow,” a man, for example, heard the imaginary crossing to the other side of the water – but these words remained unanswered. If he communicated and at the same time about the problems, the police officer responded with a message that it is not a problem to write a notice. “But you have to go to the office with us,” you urge him to leave the dangerous position.
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The reactions of a man who apparently didn’t consider suicide, but seemed to have made up, didn’t seem likely. However, the moment he fixed his eyes on the surface and stepped over the depths, several hands jumped out; ambulance drivers also intervened. He managed to catch the suicide – drag in front of the railing that he was resisting. He was then pulled to the ground and handcuffed. “However, none of the rescuers received the words of thanks – if it is not possible to take the insults with which the rescuer gave them,” Rybanský remarked.