Close call in rescue of jumper

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson The officers got to the sixth floor and found a woman lying on the floor of the balcony, preparing to push herself under the guardrail. “She looked at me and said, ‘You can’t stop me,’ and rolled,” Mireles recalled. Mireles grabbed the woman’s legs and tried to grab her collar, but the fabric of her gray sweat pants and top started to rip. Marron grabbed his partner’s right leg and was hanging on, but the woman’s torso was already over the edge, and Mireles was slipping. That’s when Schori burst onto the balcony, grabbed Mireles by his gun belt and hauled both him and the distraught woman back to safety. “He hauled up 450 pounds with one hand,” Mireles said. “He said to me, `It’s a good thing you’re a light guy,’ and I said, ‘Brother, I weigh 230 pounds.”‘ SHERMAN OAKS – A suicidal woman trying to jump from a sixth-story balcony nearly took two LAPD officers with her until all three were pulled to safety by a city firefighter, officials said Friday. Firefighter/paramedic Paul Schori and LAPD Officers Mark Mireles and Edwin Marron were hailed Friday as heroes for rescuing the unidentified woman. “They went above and beyond what’s expected of the public safety members of this community,” said City Fire Battalion Chief Richard Markota, who was at the scene of the attempted suicide. Mireles and Marron were among the rescue personnel called to the 15700 block of Ventura Boulevard about 6:30 p.m. Thursday, on a report of a person attempting to jump from the building. Mireles, who won a gold medal in wrestling at the World Police Olympics two years ago in Barcelona, credits Schori with saving his life, saying he would have gone over without Schori’s intervention. Schori, who wrenched his shoulder in the effort, said he was impressed with Mireles’ resolve. “Just by the grace of God it was good timing for all – nobody got hurt,” Schori said. Lisa M. Sodders, (818) 713-3663 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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