21-year-old man attempts to jump off kitchen window in Wong Tai Sin

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14th January 2021 – (Hong Kong) At about midnight today, the police received a report from a man that his 21-year-old male friend attempted to commit suicide in a unit at Wang Leung House, Wang Tau Hom Estate, Wong Tai Sin. Rescuers entered the building to investigate. The male victim’s mother opened the door, only to realise that her son locked himself in the kitchen and was sitting on the clothes rack.

Firefighters inflated air cushion on the ground floor and negotiation experts were also called to persuade him to return to a safe location. He was subsequently rescued and he was sent to the hospital for examination. It is reported that because the male victim owed more than HK$100,000 in debt.

If you have suicidal tendencies or depression, please call the 24-hour multi-lingual hotline at The Samaritans Hong Kong : 28960000.

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