A bus driver in China is being hailed as a hero this week after he saved a distraught woman from jumping to her death off of the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge. Security cameras caught the moment the bus driver spotted a woman climbing over the safety railings. She seemed ready to jump until the passing driver stopped the bus, hopped over a guardrail and pulled her back to the safety of the sidewalk. It's a good thing too – at a height of 230 feet, the fall would have certainly killed her.

Still, she wasn't too please with her rescuers. After the intervention she kept insisting the driver allow her to end her life. As she shouted "let me die" several passengers left the bus to help the driver get her inside the vehicle. There's no word on her current condition.

It's incredible the driver saw her at all. The bridge is a busy one. Trains, pedestrians and vehicles all cross the Yangtze River on the bridge every day. The bridge serves as a main artery for the 3.4 million inhabitants of the city of Nanjing, the capitol of the Jiangsu Province in eastern China. It's also one of the most popular places to commit suicide in the world, according to the People's Daily. It's estimated that 2,000 people have fallen to their deaths from the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge since 1968. That's 43 a year, more than double the 21 suicides the San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge sees each year on average, according to the tracking site The Final Leap.


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