This week, a 32 year-old woman climbed out on a 12th floor window in China's Dongguan City. Threatening to kill herself, the woman, tossed aside the rescue rope. Below an air mattress was inflated in case she jumped and hundreds of spectators assembled to watch.

After three hours of trying, a firefighter climbed down the side of the building in a safety harness to where the woman was. After the woman initially tried to kick him, the firefighter was able to calm her down and convince her to be rescued.

The above photos depict the daring rescue.

Woman saved from suicide attempt, with hundreds of onlookers present [China Buzz]