Kick-Ass 2 stuntmen 'rescue suicidal woman from balcony fall' during Comic-Con
Three stuntmen promoting a film stepped in to prevent an unidentified woman from falling from a 14th floor ledge on Sunday
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.”
Final Top Gear reviewTV
FestivalsFive ways to avoid the portable toilets
Jurassic WorldThe results are completely brilliant
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Should Apple buy Greece?
- 2 Michael Douglas regrets 'embarrassing' Catherine Zeta-Jones with oral sex comments
- 3 Drummer Lee Rigby's family reject 'extremist' groups using Woolwich murder for political gain
- 4 Tunisia hotel attack: Locals form 'human shield' to protect hotel from gunman Seifeddine Rezgui
- 5 Fox News anchor asks 'what's to prevent' three people from marrying after same-sex marriage legalised
The moment a Queen's Guard soldier lost it and drew his gun at annoying tourist
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Extend Right To Buy to tenants of private landlords, Labour's Jeremy Corbyn says
David Cameron struck double blow in his hopes to win Britain a new EU deal
Pentagon accuses Russia of 'playing with fire' over nuclear threats towards Nato