( dpa ) - A Hong Kong man was in hospital Sunday after surviving a suicide leap from the 27th floor of a high-rise apartment building.
Police said the 35-year-old man jumped from the window ledge after attempts to talk him down by negotiators failed in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Onlookers and police watched as he made the jump but landed on a life cushion brought in by the emergency services.
He was taken to hospital in a coma. His condition was described as stable Sunday.
Jumping from buildings is the most common form of suicide in high-rise Hong Kong where almost 1,000 people a year, or three people a day, kill themselves.
The city of 6.9 million has at times had one of the world's highest suicide rates. However, suicides have fallen considerably since their peak in 2003 when the economy was in the doldrums and Hong Kong was reeling from the SARS outbreak.