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5/22/2009 BEIJING (AP) - A Chinese news report says a man heavily in debt was contemplating suicide on a bridge in southern China for hours when a passer-by came up, shook his hand - and pushed him off the ledge.

The Xinhua (shin-wah) News Agency says the man fell 26 feet onto a partially inflated emergency air cushion laid out by authorities and survived, suffering spine and elbow injuries.

The report says the passer-by was fed up with what he called the man's "selfish activity." Traffic around the bridge had been backed up for five hours and police had cordoned off the area.

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