High school students twice save a man who was trying to kill himself

They will be honored for their act of bravery Thursday noon at the town hall of Ancenis-Saint-Géréon (Loire-Atlantique). On February 27, two high school students who were taking part in an orienteering race on Mouchet Island on the banks of the Loire in Ancenis twice saved a man who was trying to end his life, reports Ocean Press.

While running, the two 17-year-olds first discovered the individual hanging from a tree. Without asking any questions, they reacted immediately and managed to untie him. But when they called for help, the man escaped their surveillance and threw himself into the Loire. The two young people then immediately dived into the water to rescue the forties a second time before the firefighters and the gendarmes took over.

Transported to the Nantes University Hospital, the man wanted to thank his rescuers a few days later. “I wanted to say thank you to them, he says in a text addressed to the editorial staff of Ocean Press. They took risks because of me. Today I am alive, I realized that what I had just done was stupid. »

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