Husband saves wife from killing herself by grabbing ponytail as she leaps from seven-storey building

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The woman was left dangling by her hair for three minutes as her husband desperately held on before police arrived and pulled her to safety.

A man saved his wife’s life by grabbing her ponytail as she leaped from the roof of a seven-storey building.

The woman was left dangling by her hair for three minutes as her husband desperately held on before police arrived and pulled her to safety.

Officers arrived just as the woman, in her 30s, began to slip from her husband’s grip.

The woman reportedly tried to jump to her death in north-west China’s Shaanxi pronvince following a family dispute.

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Dramatic footage recorded by a policeman’s bodycam shows another climbing over a concrete barrier to reach the woman, partly supported by a drainpipe, as colleagues hold on to him.

Police said without the support of the pipe the woman would have fallen.

An officer, Zuo Yu, told the Chinese Business View: “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.”

The couple were reportedly tenants in the building.

Witnesses described hearing the woman shout “let go” as her husband, himself outside the safety barrier, clung on.

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