A man, who was attempting suicide on the Sultan Ismail bridge in Muar yesterday, 5 March, was rescued by firemen who offered him a cigarette
It was believed that the man would have jumped off the bridge when firemen arrived at the scene
A spokesman from the Muar fire station was quoted as saying by Malay Mail today, that "a team of nine firemen with a fire engine and one boat" were dispatched to the scene after they received a distress call.
The man was then persuaded by the team to walk to the middle part of the bridge, which was a safer area.
He added that, "The team later lured him to safety by offering him a cigarette."
The man was then brought to a police station for further inspection
According to Muar police chief Assistant Commissioner Zaharudin Rasip, police have since received a report on the incident, which ended at 10.56pm.
Suicide is never the option.
If you or anyone you know may be at risk of suicide, please call these hotlines:
1. ALL WOMEN'S ACTION SOCIETY (AWAM) - TELENITA
Address: 85, Jalan 21/1, Sea Park, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Contact: +603-7877 0224 | Website
Address: 95 Jalan Templer, 46000, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Contact: +603-7956 8144 | +603-7956 8145 | [email protected] | Website
3. DBKL TELECOUNSELLING
Address: Tingkat 1, Menara DBKL, Jalan Raja Laut 50350 Kuala Lumpur.
Contact: 1800-88-2600 | 03-26179905
4. TALIAN NUR
Contact: 15999 | [email protected]
5. WOMEN'S AID ORGANISATION (WAO)
Contact: +03-7956 3488 |[email protected] | Website
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