TOKYO (TR) – Sumo wrestlers from a stable in Adachi Ward were among those who rescued a woman after she plunged into a nearby river on Wednesday in an apparent suicide attempt, police said, reports TV Asahi (June 11).
At just past 5:30 a.m., a man sought help after seeing the woman, aged in her 30s, plunge about 3 meters from a bridge and into the water.
Wrestlers from the Sakaigawa-beya stable were among the roughly 20 persons who arrived at the scene and pulled the woman from the water.
The woman was transported to a hospital where her condition is not considered life-threatening, the Takenotsuka Police Station said.
The station is planning to give a letter of commendation to the wrestlers and the other persons who assisted the woman.