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Responders Credited with 'Miraculously' Saving Man Trying Five-Story Jump

ESCONDIDO, Calif. -- A hospital emergency room technician and an Escondido police officer saved a suicidal patient Sunday night, "miraculously" grabbing the patient's arm after he'd thrown himself off a five-story drop, authorities said Monday.

About 8:40 p.m Sunday, the patient was in an internal stairwell, between the fifth and sixth floors at Palomar Medical Center, and threatening to jump. The worker, Chad Brabander, was trying to persuade him not to do so, Escondido police said.

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