Stuntmen from action film Kick-Ass 2 allegedly saved the life of a suicidal woman as she dangled perilously over the edge of a balcony during this weekend's Comic-Con.
An unidentified woman can be seen in video footage stepping onto the edge of an apartment block balcony before being grabbed and restrained from behind by a man who prevents her from falling. The man is then assisted by two others who help to carry the woman back over the railings to safety.
Stuntmen Amos Carver, Gregg Sergeant and Scot Schecter said they were setting up for a live event to promote Kick-Ass 2 at the San Diego-based comic convention when they heard screams coming from a room nearby.
Speaking to ABC News, he said: “The (stunt) coordinator and I were up on a scissor lift and we were a good 30 to 40 feet in the area already working when we turned around and looked. There was just a lot of commotion - people were screaming and pointing.”
Carver said he could then see a woman hanging with one foot off the ledge from the railings of a 14th floor apartment balcony. After bringing the lift to the ground, he approached quietly and hugged the woman from behind, restraining her until Sergeant and Scot arrived to help lift her off over to the other side.
Police said the woman, who was reportedly heavily intoxicated, was upset about the break-up of a relationship. The woman began apologising repeatedly once inside the safety of the apartment, according to Carver.
“She just kept saying, 'I'm so sorry, I'm so sorry,' over and over again. She was very distraught.”
Carver said their experiences 'saving' people in film scenes meant they were "trained to deal with these situations should they arise.
“If we're saving somebody, it's a situation we constructed in such a way that they're out on the edge of life or death intentionally to get a certain shot (in a film), and we swoop in. But those are people that are expecting this.”Reuse content