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Dog helps save life of woman thinking about jumping off bridge

Dog helps save life of woman thinking about jumping off bridge

Exeter: A dog is being hailed as a hero after it saved the life of a woman who was thinking about taking her own life by jumping off a bridge in the UK. Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service took to Twitter to share how Digby, the ‘defusing’ dog, saved the woman’s life.

“This is Digby. Today he did something amazing and helped save a young woman who was thinking of taking her own life on a bridge over the M5 near Exeter,” the fire department tweeted.

While the police were speaking with the woman, they realised that “the situation was becoming increasingly worrying.”

One of the fire crew members then suggested that they could take Digby’s help.

“Digby helps crews who have been exposed to trauma during talking therapy ‘diffusing’ sessions,” the fire service wrote.

They said, “When Digby arrived, the young woman immediately swung her head round to look, and smiled. This got a conversation started about Digby and his role at the fire service.”

“She was asked if she would like to come and meet Digby if she came back over the railings, which we are pleased to say she did. We wish the woman involved all the best in her recovery,” they added.

The team also thanked Digby’s trainer Matt.

Netizens appreciated Digby and the response teams for saving the woman’s life.

One user said, “Dogs can sometimes reach in and move a part of the soul that no one else can get to. Fabulous story. I hope there’s a dog in this young woman’s future.”

Another wrote, “My own experience can testify that dogs can pull people back from the very lowest moments. All power to Digby and especially to the lady, I hope she gets all the support and space she needs. With all best wishes from me and Molly (the rescue who rescued me).”

Source: Times Now News, Not edited by DogExpress staff

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