A group of children helped to save a man who was threatening to jump to his death from a bridge in Leeds.
The youngsters intervened when they saw the man teetering on the edge of the flyover on the A64 York Road in Burmantofts on Sunday evening.
They raised the alarm and enlisted the help of adults – before a couple pulled the man to safety as he was about to plunge to the road below.
Passer-by Ian Rutherford told the Yorkshire Evening Post he became involved in the drama after being flagged down by the children.
“There was a man threatening to jump from a bridge on Torre Road flyover and four kids who were there were trying to get some help,” he said.
“I tried to talk to the guy and then a man and woman ran across the bridge and grabbed him.
“It looked like he had slipped but they managed to get hold of him.”
Mr Rutherford, who tried to talk the man down as he stood on the road under the flyover, said a large group gathered at the scene as the drama unfolded.
He praised the bravery of the children in helping to save the man, who was detained by police.
“The police said the man involved was known to them and they had picked up the incident on their cameras,” he said.
“The four kids raised the alarm but they must have been quite scared.
“When the police came they just walked off.”
A West Yorkshire Police spokesman confirmed that officers were called at about 7.45pm.
He said: “Officers attended reports of a man in distress on a bridge in the York Road area.
“After attempts were made to calm him down he was detained under the Mental Health Act for his own safety.”
It is understood the man, who had been drinking, was taken to the Becklin Centre mental health facility before being kept in police custody overnight.