Man goes viral after clinging to a woman's hand for an hour to stop her from committing suicide

A man became an Internet star after clinging on to a woman's hand for more than an hour after she threatened to jump off a bridge.

Michael Owen

Heroic Rugby Player, Michael Owe, 22held the woman's hand as he tried to stop her plunging onto a busy motorway. Mirror U.K reported.

The brave 22-year-old was travelling with girlfriend Jemma when they noticed the distressed woman standing on the edge of a bridge near Chippenham, Wilts.

The 6ft 5ins bouncer said: "We were driving over the bridge when my partner pointed out a woman standing on the other side of the bridge.

He added that he stopped immediately to help her. He calmed her down and held her hand so that she would not go off.

Two fire engines were soon on the scene, but Michael stayed with the woman for more than an hour as she was too scared to climb down.

Michael said: "We waited a good hour, because she was too frightened to go down a ladder. The police closed off the road and parked a lorry underneath the bridge, just in case she fell off."

Aside from going viral, Michael's sister, Sarah, said she couldn't be prouder.

Sarah said: "I am just so proud of him for his actions, he has an amazing personality and a huge heart, which is evident from his actions here."

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