Schoolboys grab suicidal man, refuse to let him jump off bridge

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The three schoolchildren who held on to a man trying to jump off a bridge are set to be presented with national awards.

The boys; Devonte Cafferkey, 13, and Sammy Farah, 14, reportedly rushed to grab a man who they had spotted sitting with a rope around his neck on the edge of an A10 overpass in Waltham Cross on September 21, 2017.

Shawn Young, who was 12 at the time, called for help and were finally assisted by 47-year-old Joanne Stammers, who is a registered disabled with Klippel–Trénaunay syndrome, a rare disability that makes her highly prone to blood clotting.

Joanne, despite her condition took over and held unto the man “for what feels like forever” and was left with bruising all over her arms.

Another man, James Higlett, also helped and will alongside the 4 others be awarded by the Royal Humane Society, a charity promoting life-saving intervention.

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