Man catches brother after he jumps from 4th floor


Police said Monday that a man saved his brother by catching him after he jumped from their 4th-floor Tokyo apartment in a suicide attempt.

According to police, the 32-year-old man jumped at about 4 p.m. Sunday from the balcony of the apartment he shared with his 36-year-old brother in Ota Ward, TV Asahi reported. The brother, who was down below, caught his brother. Both men sustained minor injuries, police said.

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Best brother ever. Nice to hear of a happy ending in jumper news for once. Hopefully his younger brother gets his problems sorted out and takes his second chance for granted.

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4th floor is often not high enough to be fatal. Landing on anything other than the head would typically be survivable. A plea for help that hopefully he will now get.

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Best brother ever indeed!! Hopefully the younger brother will appreciate it and get a positive view of life now.

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Best Brother Ever!

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Really sad/touching story.

Let's hope this loving act will do something to change the mind-set of the younger brother...

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Yeah, best brother. But, was he jumping because of his brother? Guess we will never know.

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The guy that jumped and was caught by his bro was literally a "brother in arms."

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But, was he jumping because of his brother?

That's what you get out of this story?

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Wow... amazing story! The older brother really is a hero. As others have said, best brother ever.

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He ain't heavy, he's my brother.

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Pattie - Har!

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a role model for fighting brothers.. Lets hope no one want to test their elder brothers....

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If you fall I will catch, I will be waiting ... time after time. ~CL~

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