Somehow, This Turned Out Okay

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In this photo taken Tuesday, May 17, 2011, residents tried to save 22 year-old woman after she tried to kill herself by jumping out of a window of a seventh floor building in Changchun city in northeastern China's Jilin province. The bride surnamed Li cut her wrists and tried to commit suicide after her boyfriend broke up with her just before the marriage. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT AP2011

Bride-to-be Li-Wan was so devastated when her fiance Wang Lu called off their wedding, that she climbed out on a window ledge 80 feet in the air in Changchun, China. Still in her wedding dress, she sobbed there as a crowd gathered to try to stop her from jumping. Unfortunately, jump she did — but not before an aid worker could rush up close. The worker, Guo Zhongfan, caught her in mid-air by the neck. Pinning her to the building, he managed to save her life with the help of others on a lower floor. He also managed to create the most intense photo op of the day.

Jilted bride in China jumps out window (photos) [NYP]