Taken from thestar.com.my
JOHOR BARU: A fireman became a hero after he caught a woman, threatening to commit suicide earlier, who slipped from the top floor of a three-storey shophouse.
The 25-year-old woman had threatened to take her own life by jumping off the building in Taman Pelangi here at about 8.25am Thursday.
The 12 firemen who had rushed to the scene from the Larkin fire station tried to coax her from jumping while they put up airbags and other safety measures.
However, after 50 minutes, the woman slipped from the ledge and fell while screaming “Allah hu akbar” (God is great).
However, operations commander C. Kesaven dashed forward and broke her fall. She fell into his arms.
Kesaven said that the woman did not sustain any major injury and has since been sent to the Sultanah Aminah Hospital for further examination.
“We discovered that she had been renting a room on the third floor of the building. We believe that she had some recent marital problems,” he said.
He added that the woman had earlier locked the door to her room, which prevented firemen from entering and rescuing her from the ledge.
“We did not want to break the door down, fearing the shock or tremors might cause her to fall,” he added.
coax - to persuade someone to do something that they do not want to do by talking to them in a kind, gentle and patient way.