A suicidal woman threatening to jump off the ledge of a Chinese shopping center caught the attention of  a security guard who desperately tried to keep the woman from leaping to the ground.

Li Guowu saw the woman balancing on a window ledge on the 13th floor of the building.

He couldn’t convince the woman not to jump, and she threw herself off the ledge. The 43-year-old security guard, bravely positioned himself under her, attempting to catch her and save her life.

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Unfortunately, the woman landed on the security guard, and the force of her fall killed both of them.

The shopping center’s security cameras captured the entire tragic incident.

Li was ex-military and will be posthumously honored by the Shaanxi government for his heroism, according to local media reports. He leaves a six-year-old child and a widow.

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