Hollywood Stuntmen Rescue Drunk, Suicidal Woman

By May Wilkerson 07/22/13

Three stuntmen promoting the film Kick Ass II at Comic Con stage a real-life rescue.

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Last week, a drunk woman who had climbed over the 14-floor railing of a San Diego high rise was rescued by a group of Hollywood stuntmen in town for a Comic Con event. The woman had apparently been drinking and seemed suicidal, said police lieutenant Kevin Mayer. Crowds reportedly gathered on the sidewalk as she teetered on the ledge. Three stuntmen who were working nearby for an event to promote the film Kick-Ass 2 sprung in to action—scaling a fence and asking a security guard to help them enter the woman's apartment. Once inside, one of the men reportedly grabbed the woman in a bear hug, while the other two strapped her into a harness and pulled her back over the railing. The woman, who was not injured, was taken to a local hospital for an evaluation. Gregg Sargeant, one of the three stuntmen involved in the rescue, says that he was not being a superhero, but was simply doing his job. "It's what we do everyday for stunts," says Sargeant. "It happened so fast and we just responded."

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