Devastated Li-Wan sat sobbing on a window ledge 80ft up in Changchun, eastern China, just hours after partner Wang Lu called off the big day.
But as she jumped off the ledge to certain death, local care worker Guo Zhongfan managed to catch her and hold her dangling by the neck above the sheer drop.
One eye witness said: “On the floor below there were more people trying to hold her up by her feet while he pulled her back inside by her long skirt.
AP: A man grabs the 22 year-old woman just after she jumps.
AP: After grabbing the girl by the neck, the man tries to pull her in by her arms.
AP: Men in the apartment below attempt to help by pushing the jilted bride up by her feet.
EPA: Rescue efforts were successful and the woman was taken to a hospital.