Woman's Suicide Attempt Mistaken for Stunt at Comic-Con
Gregg Sargeant, Amos Carver
A San Diego woman who contemplated jumping off the balcony of her apartment building was mistakenly thought to be performing a promotional stunt at Comic-Con last week.
In actuality, the woman — who was drunk and upset over a breakup, according to ABC News — was rescued by real-life stuntmen who were in town for the convention and had been setting up a planned stunt event at a private party nearby.
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Onlookers who were preparing for the planned stunt noticed the woman climb out of her 14th floor apartment and step onto the ledge of the balcony, and upon realizing it wasn't part of the stunt, began pleading with the woman not to jump.
"There was just a lot of commotion," stuntman Amos Carver told ABC. "People were screaming and pointing.
Carver and two other stuntmen, Gregg Sergeant and Scot Schecter, grabbed their gear and ran across the street into the apartment building and then into the woman's apartment, ABC reports.
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"We went through the apartment trying to be as quiet as possible," Carver told ABC.
They eventually found the woman hanging onto the ledge with one arm, with one foot dangling off the balcony. Sergeant snuck up behind her and grabbed her, while Carver tied a harness around her and they all brought her off the ledge.
"She was very distraught," Carver told ABC. "She just kept saying, 'I'm so sorry, I'm so sorry,'" over and over again.
Check out video of the rescue below: