1 year ago,
In the Philippines, an apparently mentally unstable man was standing on the edge of an overpass, threatening to jump. Rescuers came with an air cushion, but the man quickly ran along the edge, and jumped back first onto the bare road below.
You can pretty much hear his head crack as it slams on the pavement. Medics put him on a stretcher right away, and stabilized his neck before carrying him away, but whether fast response saved the man’s life is anyone’s guess. I don’t know if he lived or died in the end, but that head slam tells me his chances of surviving were pretty miserable.