Dog Saves Life of Man Threatening Suicide
Sept 5, 2005

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - A Malaysian man was about to jump to his death from a highway overpass but changed his mind when told that his pet dog was dying, a news report said Monday.

The 40-year old man who recently lost his job had threatened to jump from the 33-foot bridge in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday despite pleas from rescue workers that he think of his wife and children, the Star daily reported.

Rescue workers quickly hatched another plan when they found his pet dog locked inside his car near the overpass, the report said. They told the man the dog was dying of suffocation.

"On hearing that his pet might die, the man began crying," a fire and rescue department spokesman told the Star. "We (then) managed to persuade him" to abort his suicide attempt.