At 4am today, an 80 year old man took a 1.5m high wooden ladder and attempted to jump off the pedestrian overhead bridge opposite Cheung Hong Estate in Tsing Yi. He lost his courage to jump after climbing out from the bridge and changed his mind. He then clung on to a water pipe and shouted for help.
A security guard from a nearby apartment overheard and called the police. Ambulance arrived and sent him to hospital for further examination even though he appeared to be free of injuries. Police have classified the case as attempted suicide.
If you have suicidal tendencies, please call the 24 hour multi-lingual hotline at The Samaritan Befrienders Hong Kong : 28960000