Firefighters in China blasted a water cannon at a woman trying to jump from her building to coax her back in

People’s Daily/TwitterFirefighters blasted water at a woman who was trying to jump from her building in Weizhou, China, on Wednesday. The man on the left of the photo is a firefighter trying to coax her back inside.
  • A woman in China was trying to jump from her fourth-floor apartment this week, the state-run People’s Daily newspaper reported.
  • Firefighters tried to persuade her back inside for 30 minutes, but to no avail, local authorities said. One firefighter even dangled out of the window next to her to coax her in.
  • So they blasted a water cannon at her, and she ended up going back inside.
  • You can watch the dramatic rescue effort below.
  • WARNING: This article contains details and imagery readers might find distressing.

Firefighters in China blasted a water cannon at a woman who was trying to jump off her building to coax her back inside.

A video posted on Friday by the state-run People’s Daily newspaper showed a stream of water being sprayed at the woman, who the outlet says was straddling her fourth-floor window frame and trying to jump out.

This took place on Wednesday in the city of Wenzhou, eastern China, according to the newspaper. It is not clear why she was trying to jump.

Watch the video below:

The dramatic rescue came after firefighters attempted to coax the unnamed woman back inside for 30 minutes, but to no avail, the local public security bureau said in a Thursday statement.

One of the firefighters then climbed out of a window next door and appeared to talk to her. He can be seen dressed in black in the video.

The blast of water appeared to have worked on the woman, as she returned to her apartment shortly afterward. She was later seen by medical personnel nearby, the public security bureau said.

Weizhou firefighter womanPeople’s Daily/TwitterAnother angle of the dramatic scene.

Chinese authorities have in the past employed unusual ways to prevent people from jumping out of their buildings.

When another woman in Nanjing city tried to jump out of her apartment earlier this year, a firefighter scaled down the side of the building and kicked her back inside.

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