Man Caught On Camera Waving Goodbye Before Jumping Off The Penang Second Bridge

The victim suffered from depression.

While rescue operations were being carried out to retrieve a car that had plunged into the ocean from the Penang bridge, a man dressed in a black suit attempted suicide by jumping off Jambatan Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah on 22 January

The victim was caught on camera waving goodbye as he stood on the ledge of the rail before jumping backwards.

The incident happened at KM12.1 of the bridge at 8.30am, New Straits Times reported.

Fortunately, a fisherman had witnessed the incident and rescued the 33-year-old in time

Image via Astro Awani

Southwest district police chief Superintendent A.A. Anbalagan revealed that the victim had driven his Perodua Kancil to the bridge and parked by the side of the road before jumping.

"He was then taken to the Marine base in Batu Uban before being sent to the Penang Hospital for treatment. He is in a stable condition," Anbalagan added.

According to interviews with the victim's friends, his wife had asked for a divorce during a recent argument

"The victim suffered from depression," said Anbalagan.

The case is currently being investigated under Section 309 of the Penal Code, which cover suicide attempts.

Suicide is never the solution.
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

2. BEFRIENDERS 
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

Here's why it's so important to talk openly about mental health:

Operations to retrieve the SUV that plunged the Penang Bridge resumed at 9am today after being postponed due to "strong currents":

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