That's gotta hurt... But it saved her life!
About 99.9% of the time, dropkicking someone in the face is not particularly friendly. In this case, though, it was probably one of the bravest things that a firefighter could do. Not only did he risk his life, relying on his own body strength and speed, but he saved a women’s life in the process, even though that may not have been what she wanted at the time.
The story is pretty bizarre, and the footage is even crazier. Check out the explanation for this emergency responder’s strange choice.
We know the event took place in Korea, but a lot of the other details surrounding the event are unclear. The firefighter and the women’s names, for one, have not been released.
A Dark Fate
The girl’s age is unknown, but she appears to be wearing a school uniform, so she’s probably pretty young.
The maneuver that the firefighter performs is not completely uncommon, it’s often used to prevent people from committing suicide, which is what this girl was contemplating as she dangled from a window of this skyscraper.
A Dance with Death
The girl in the window was threatening to jump, while a man in a neighboring apartment was trying to calm her down.
In the video, the fireman has to act fast. He hangs down from the balony in a maneuver known as abseiling and kicks her so hard that she falls backward into the apartment beneath him.