A team of firefighters from the Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia (JBPM) Kuala Lumpur had successfully foiled a young man’s attempt to jump from the Kuala Lumpur Tower’s Sky Deck yesterday afternoon.
The suicide attempt is said to be the first to take place at the aforementioned location, Utusan Malaysia reported. According to the spokesman for the department, the rescue operation involving the victim, a Chinese man in his 20s, was successfully carried out after receiving a report about the incident at about 4:11pm.
It was further reported that a total of 25 personnel were mobilised for the rescue effort. “The fire brigade managed to bring the victim to a safe place and handed him over to the police for further action,” the department revealed in their statement.
Operations Commander, Senior Fire Officer II Omar Che Ku, told Berita Harian that the firefighters arrived at the location at 4:18pm. “After nearly 20 minutes of persuading and calming the victim, the man was successfully rescued by firemen who tackled him from behind,” he stated. Meanwhile, the cause behind the man’s suicide attempt is still unknown and further investigation will be conducted by the police.
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