Heroic Hull takeaway worker clings to woman trying to jump…

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Heroic Hull takeaway worker clings to woman trying to jump…

Heroic Hull takeaway worker clings to woman trying to jump from A63 bridge
2021-10-22 15:45:00
A heroic Hull takeaway worker saved a woman's life as he desperately clung on to her as she tried to jump from a bridge on the A63. Muhammet Yilmaz, 23, was travelling back from Doncaster with his cousins in the early hours of this morning (Friday, October 22), when he spotted the woman standing on the wrong side of the barrier on the A15 road bridge over the A63. They immediately stopped their car on the bridge to the west of Hessle and got out to help the woman and try and talk to her. For the latest Humberside Police headlines, click here. Muhammet said: “We were just on our way back from seeing family when we saw the woman on the bridge, she was over the barrier and looked like she was thinking about jumping. “We didn't really discuss anything, someone called the police and we all tried to approach her slowly. We tried talking to her but she wasn't really responding. “She said she didn't want to talk but we were managing to get closer a little by a little. In the end we go so close that I could reach out and grab her.” The family happened to be travelling back home at just the right moment to save the woman (Image: Katie Pugh) The woman had been standing on the wrong side of the barriers on a bridge over the A63 between North Ferriby and Hessle at around 20 minutes past midnight. Muhammet and his friends managed to edge over to the woman while trying to get her to talk and, in managing to get hold of her, made sure they could prevent her from jumping. For 20 harrowing minutes, Muhammet and his friends held on to the woman while they waited for the emergency services to arrive. Hull Live has been shown footage of the courageous takeaway worker, originally from Turkey, saving the life of the woman by holding her on the barrier. Muhammet said: “To be honest it wasn't really something that we did much thinking about we just got out the car and it was the right thing to do. Muhammet just said that he was glad the woman is okay (Image: Katie Pugh) “We were worried about scaring her to jump so we tried talking and only move over slowly to make sure. “She didn't respond to us talking but I did manage to get hold of her, I was just happy that I could stop the jump. “I'm just glad that she is safe, she was in tears while we had hold of her, she seemed so upset. We're just glad she could be helped.” Get the latest breaking news direct to your inbox, by signing up here. Video LoadingVideo UnavailableClick to playTap

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