Heart-stopping footage was captured by a driver on the Verrazano bridge in New York City on Sunday that saw at least seven men including several police officers drag a man back over the ledge fearing he was moments away from jumping.
The minute-long clip begins with a state trooper and a passerby holding onto the 79-year-old man who was determined to throw himself off the 230ft high span.
GifterInGotham reports how it was Sunday driver, Tuli Abraham, who first noticed something was wrong after the car in front of him stopped and a man suddenly got out.
He saw the driver of the Mercedes put on his hazard lights, exit his vehicle and head towards the side of the span and asked the unidentified senior citizen where he was going.
A state trooper driving on the Verrazano Bridge helped save a 79-year-old man from leaping to his death on Sunday afternoon along with a passerby, Tuli Abraham, seen on the right
Tuli Abraham jumped out of his car once he saw the elderly man was going to jump off
'I am going to jump!', came the response according to Abraham. 'Hell no you won't!' he replied, at which point Abraham grabbed the man to prevent him from jumping.
By the time Abraham had got over to the side of the bridge, the man had already managed to climb over the metal wall.
Reaching in the space between the bridge’s railing and the concrete barrier, Abraham grabbed the man’s belt with one hand and his jacket with the other.
The jumper tried to free himself and began struggling with Abraham, whose wife in the car called 911 for assistance.
Several cars passed by before Abraham managed to catch the attention of a state trooper who pulled over.
Jumping out of his vehicle to help, the state trooper grabbed the man’s legs to immobilize him and prevent him from potentially pulling his rescuers with him into the water, over 200 feet below.
The dramatic rescue was caught on camera by a driver on the bridge and the trooper and other man could be seen battling with the 79-year-old who was about to commit suicide
Abraham, pictured, held the man by grabbing his belt and his jacket as he tried to break free
Tuli Abraham battled with the jumper but held onto him through his belt and jacket to stop him falling some 230 feet into