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Heroes Save Suicidal Man From Jumping Freeway Overpass

VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) A man attempting to jump from the Bear Valley Road freeway overpass was saved by a couple of heroes.

Victorville resident Anthony Carrillo, 31, said he and his family were exiting the freeway onto Bear Valley Road around 12:50 p.m. when his wife shouted to him that a man was attempting to jump from the overpass.

“We quickly pulled over to where the guy was and I tried to get his attention and tried talking him down, but that didn’t work.”

Carrillo said he then tried to get the attention of another Good Samaritan nearby so they can pull him down from the fence.

“We looked at each other and at that moment we just both jumped up, yanked him by his shirt and pulled him backwards. One slip, one miss and it could have been very bad for him but we didn’t want him to hurt himself and others on the freeway,” Carillo told Victor Valley News.

Fredy Villegas, 30 of Victorville, also witnessed the incident and said when the man was pulled down he immediately ran to grab the man so he wouldn’t try to run.

“I got him and locked him down and hugged him and said God loves you and I love you,” Villegas said. “I told him race doesn’t matter and nothing matters but love.”

Villegas said several people pulled over to give the man positive words of encouragement. “They were saying they love him and they were praying for him.”

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