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A couple of days ago, a woman tried to commit suicide by jumping from the fourth floor of her apartment in Latvia. But she was rescued by a brave firefighter, Tomas Jaunzems, of Latvia's State Fire And Rescue Service. The rescue operation was a hair-raising one, and its video has gone viral on social media.
In the video, Tomas leans out of the window and grabs the falling woman. While Tomas was waiting for the fall, his colleagues were holding him in order to stabilise his posture.
The operation was a blink-and-you-miss-it kind. Had Tomas been a little absent-minded, he would have clearly missed the woman.
It was one hell of an experience for Tomas because he hadn't been trained to handle such critical rescue operations.
"It was the first time I have done this, we haven’t been practising how 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. We just do the thing we do the best – help people,” Tomas told Bored Panda.