A young man caught a woman falling from a building’s 11th floor with bare hands on Wednesday in Enshi City in central China’s Hubei Province.
The surveillance video footage showed Feng Ning running in front of the building at around 21:45. He kept changing his position while looking up to the building; seconds later, the woman fell right into his arms. Due to the huge impact, Feng was immediately knocked down on the ground and was carried to one side of the street by the locals.
Feng said he was walking out of a restaurant when he heard someone crying for help from the nearby residential building. He then saw a woman hanging from the 11th floor window.
“I ran to the building, but she had already fallen before I could reach the entrance. So I got ready to catch her instead. I don’t know what happened next,” said Feng.
“There was a loud noise, as if it was an earthquake. Then I heard the young man screaming in pain,” said a local witness.
“The young man cried and cried while sweating badly. He looked as if he was in a great pain,” said another witness.
Feng was sent to the hospital, but the woman did not survive unfortunately.
“Feng suffered injuries on his knee joints, and had a tibial plateau fracture. His anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments and the medial ligament have been dislocated,” said Li Yanbing, doctor of spinal surgery department, Enshi Central Hospital.
Feng joined the army as a college student in 2013. He retired in September after full service. He said his first reaction was saving the woman’s life without considering whether he would be injured.
“I don’t regret. It’s a shame that I couldn’t save her,” said Feng.