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There were a ton of stories at Comic-Con this year that got a lot of people excited and up in arms, but none of the announcements were actually life-changing. (Well except for maybe the Batman/Superman crossover, because that’s just insane.) But one woman’s life was definitely changed on Thursday, as three stuntmen working on a Comic-Con promotion for Jeff Wadlow’s upcoming Kick-Ass 2 managed to put a halt to the depressed woman’s suicide attempt, according to the New York Daily News. Just in case anyone thought that watching a film as violent as Kick-Ass 2 might rub off on people in harmful ways, take heed in knowing that working on the movie certainly didn’t dull anyone’s values or sense of heroism.
Stuntmen Amos Carver, Greg Sargeant and Scot Schecter were erecting scaffolding in anticipation for a Kick-Ass 2 premiere party when the woman stepped onto the 14th floor balcony of a nearby apartment complex and soon climbed over the railing, putting her life in danger. Luckily, she must have been taking some time to consider her decision, because the men were able to get to her in time.
While some people initially thought the woman was a part of the festivities, it was soon realized that she was acting of her own accord. Before firefighters and police could make it to the scene, the stuntmen reacted quickly to the crowd noise and managed to jump a fence and were given the okay by apartment management to access the woman’s room, which they found was unlocked. When they entered they saw the woman “hanging on the balcony with one hand, and had one foot off the ledge,” Carver told ABC. Sargeant quickly wrapped his arms around her in a bear hug and a harness was placed across her chest to further secure her. The woman was reportedly highly intoxicated at this point. Take a look at the video of the rescue below, as taken by an onlooker below.
“She just kept saying, ‘I’m so sorry, I’m so sorry,’ over and over again,” Carver said. “We’re trained to deal with these situations should they arise. But usually if we do, it’s not an innocent civilian.” The three were thanked by policemen for their quick thinking. “I was just so thankful we got there when we got there,” Sargeant said. “I think if we’d been there two seconds later, she would’ve been gone.”
You can catch the less virtuous Kick-Ass 2 in theaters on August 16. We’d usually take this time to show you guys a trailer, but let’s just take those two minutes to give thanks that there are some truly selfless people in the world around us.