As much as we’d prefer life to be like a fairy tale, things don’t always go to plan or turn out perfectly. Sometimes, we do all we can but it still isn’t enough.
Earlier this month, a woman fell to her death in Bratislava, Slovakia while she was being rescued. Her accidental death was caused by a fire fighter.
According to reports, a fire brigade was sent to an apartment on Ševčenkova Street on 2nd May. They were supposed to rescue a woman who was sitting on a window sill on the 11th floor. It is believed that the woman was attempting suicide.
All available forces were deployed to help the situation. However, once they arrived on site, the fire fighters discovered the only way to reach the woman was to rappel down from the roof. They were afraid to approach her via the apartment as she might jump.
As the situation was time-sensitive, they had to act quickly. A firefighter explained that they created an anchorage on the roof and a firefighter rappelled down to the woman. According to China Press, the plan was to push the woman back into the safety of her apartment. Unfortunately, something went wrong. The woman grabbed the firefighter for support instead, was pulled forward and fell out of the window.
They sent paramedics to help, however, the woman’s injuries were too great and she was declared dead on site. The Presidium of the Fire and Rescue Corps Katarína Križanová said, “The intervening firefighters proceeded in accordance with all regulations, in the utmost effort to save a person’s life.”
According to the police, the case is still being investigated. As such, further information cannot be provided.