A husband from China was able to save the life of his suicidal wife by grabbing on to her ponytail after she jumped off from their apartment building.
There are studies that say that an entire head of hair can hold up to two tons of weight. Unfortunately, one Chinese husband was forced to test this theory.
A woman from Shiquan County in Shaanxi Province was saved by her husband after she attempted to kill herself by jumping off from a 20-meter tall building. According to South China Morning Post, the couple are tenants of the apartment and living on the top floor.
In the video that circulated all over the internet, the husband was desperately holding on to his wife’s hair. The fact that she was highly emotional and repeatedly screaming at her husband to “let go” was certainly not helping.
Luckily, the police came quickly and they were able to rescue the woman and help the husband pull her to safety.
“When we arrived, we saw her husband grasping her ponytail, but his hand had clearly slipped to near its end. If we were late by a few seconds or her husband couldn’t hold on to her hair for a few more seconds, it might have been impossible to save her,” said police officer Zou Yu.
Police also said that they both got lucky because if the woman’s body wasn’t resting on a 30 cm pipe, the woman would have fallen to her death despite her husband’s effort to save her.
The woman, who is believed to be in her 30’s, tried to commit suicide after an alleged family dispute that happened on Sunday.