Two heroic teenagers have been praised after saving a homeless man from jumping off a 20ft bridge by clinging onto him until the police arrived.
Casey Price and Sanchez Richards, both 15, were walking home from the funeral of a school friend in Macclesfield, Cheshire, when they shot into action on the town's Silk Road bridge on February 28.
The unnamed man, in his 60s, was intoxicated and threatening to jump but the quick-thinking pair held onto him and refused to let go, telling him they were not ready to see another person needlessly die.
Heroic schoolchildren Casey Price and Sanchez Richards, both 15, have been praised after saving a homeless man from jumping off a 20ft bridge by clinging onto him until police arrived
Inspired by the experience, Casey is now determined to find the homeless man permanent accommodation while Sanchez wants to become a paramedic.
Casey said: 'Some of the kids we had been with stayed on the other side of the road because they were quite scared and they didn't want to get involved but I just grabbed him and then another guy got out of his car and helped.
'One woman got out of her car and told us just to leave him and let him do what he wanted, but we ignored her and I told Sanchez to ring the police.
'I had hold of him but the man was saying "if you don't get off me now I'm going to jump" and that is literally all he kept saying.
'He even started trying to unzip his coat to get us off.'
The pair had been to the funeral of fellow Macclesfield Academy pupil, 13-year-old Tyler Wolstenholme, who died when he was hit by a car while riding his bike in January.
Casey and Sanchez were walking home from the funeral of a school friend in Macclesfield, Cheshire, when they saw an intoxicated man in his 60s threatening to jump from the town's Silk Road bridge (pictured) on February 28. The pair held on to him and refused to let go
Casey added: 'I said to the man "I'm not just going to let go".
'I told him we had just been to one of our friends funeral's