Three Kids Are Set To Win National Awards For Stopping A Suicidal Man From Jumping Off A Bridge

April 1, 2018

Three kids from Hertfordshire, England, are being honored for saving a suicidal man's life.

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Photo credit: Hertfordshire Mercury

Devonte Cafferkey, 13, Sammy Farah, 14, and Shawn Young, 12, rushed to grab a man sitting with a rope around his neck on the edge of an overpass in Waltham Cross. Cafferkey and Farah refused to let the man go while Young called for help.

Young found 47-year-old Joanne Stammers, who took over from the boys and held onto the man "for what feels like forever".

The Hertfordshire Police nominated Stammers, Cafferkey, Farah, and Young for national awards from the Royal Humane Society, a charity promoting life-saving intervention.

The three boys, who go to St Mary's High School, also picked up Special Achievement Awards at the Broxbourne Youth Awards for their bravery.

"I am extremely proud of all three of them, they are all good boys and it's nice that they are getting recognized for doing something good in the community," Young's mom said.

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