Woman rescued from 4th-floor ledge in Redhill
SINGAPORE: The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) was called in on Friday (Aug 4) to rescue a woman who was sitting on a fourth-storey ledge of an HDB block in Redhill.
SCDF said it was alerted to the incident at 69 Redhill Close at 5.40pm, adding that it sent a fire engine, a red rhino, an ambulance and four support appliances to the scene.
A lifepack was also deployed at the foot of the block as a safety measure.
In a video that has made its rounds on WhatsApp, an officer is seen appearing to negotiate with the woman, while other officers are standing by on the fifth floor with a rescue net.
They eventually unfurled the net even as another team rappels down from the sixth floor, and the woman was snatched back into the corridor of the block.
The delicate operation, which involved the Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (DART), took about one hour, according to the SCDF.
This was a case of attempted suicide, said the police. It added that the woman, who is 27 years old, has been arrested. Investigations are ongoing.
They need more training.
struggling does not mean that SCDF officers need more training or they are not trained for the job.
to clarify, it could be due to other factors such as to get a good grip for example in this case as it's a rescue incident.
saw the video
and some ppl are apparently focusing on the wrong thing