A group of 12 middle school students helped stop a woman from committing suicide.
On Thursday, a boys volleyball team from Fresno, California, were on a jog when they found a woman about to jump off the Tuolumne Street Bridge onto railroad tracks below. “She was like, one hand, and feet hanging already,” said Brandy Ezell, one of the students involved.
They immediately notified their coach. “They told me there’s a lady trying to jump off the bridge. I immediately told the kids, ‘Do everything you can, chant, ‘Stop, your life is worth it,’ and they just kept on chanting.” The team spent 10 minutes with the woman, who eventually climbed from the edge of the bridge until emergency services arrived. Fresno police said the 47-year-old woman was placed on a 72-hour mental health hold and evaluation.