Boy, 17, fails in jump off bridge

(China Daily)
Updated: 2007-03-15 08:59
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Experts presumed it must have been the strong wind that saved a teenage boy in Nanjing, Jiangsu, who tried to commit suicide by jumping off a bridge more than 60 meters above the water on Monday.

The 17-year-old, surnamed Yu, was saved hours after his jump. A medical examination indicated that Yu's only problem was a slight bone fracture below the chest.

Experts said the jacket Yu was wearing, filled by strong winds, must have served as a parachute and helped him descend more slowly and land softly on the water.

Now Yu, who jumped because his divorced parents refused to support him, has decided to sue them instead.

(Yangtze Evening News)