She tried to jump off a bridge.
A Canadian expat spotted a woman trying to jump off a bridge in Abu Dhabi and saved her from ending her life, according to authorities.
The Abu Dhabi Police on Friday said it has honoured the woman for her swift action and great contribution towards saving the woman from committing suicide.
The Canadian had spoken to the woman who was up on the bridge and about to jump, and managed to prevent her from ending her life. She then called police.
“The Canadian had pursuaded the woman, calmed her down and also helped to climb down the bridge by holding her,” said the police.
Brigadier General Mohammad Suhail Al Rashdi, Director of Criminal Security at Abu Dhabi Police, honoured the Canadian for her humanitarian gesture.
“We have appreciated the role of the Canadian woman and her good conduct in helping the woman and for quickly informing the police about the incident,” said Al Rashidi.
He noted that the Abu Dhabi Police is keen on recognising members of the community for their positive roles and contributions to the society as this would motivate others.
Several cases of residents who have ended their lives by jumping off bridges have earlier been reported in UAE.
In October last year, a 38-year-old Asian woman died on the spot after she jumped from a highway bridge on Sharjah-Al Dhaid Road. A speeding motorist did not notice the body lying on the road and ran over her.