Three quick thinking cab drivers are being hailed as heroes after pulling a man to safety from the edge of a 30ft high city centre overpass.
The Liverpool taxi drivers pulled over on the Churchill Way flyover last month when they spotted the man balancing on the railings of the busy road.
A witness to the incident said that after trying to talk to the man and get him to come back over the railings, the cab drivers pulled him to safety and held him on the ground until police and paramedics arrived.
Graeme Lavery, a charity worker who witnessed the or-deal from a window in the LCVS building on Dale Street, said that the taxi drivers should be commended for stopping and potentially saving the man’s life.
He told the Liverpool Echo: “The man was on the ledge for about 30-40 minutes but when the taxi drivers approached him he pulled some papers out and started waving them around. They talked to him for a little while but he stayed where he was.
“It was like they gave each other a look because all at the same time they grabbed him and pulled him back over onto the ground.
“They are outstanding citizens and they reflect the goodness in Scousers. A lot of people would have just continued on their journey but these men took time out of their day.
“The small act of those men just stopping the car and trying to help might be the most important thing that ever happens to that guy; it saved his life.“
A spokesperson for Merseyside Police said: “Officers re-ceived a call at that a man was on the overpass on Churchill Way. Officers and paramedics responded to the call and detained a man in his 20’s under the Mental Health Act.“
Three taxi drivers pulled a man to safety when he was spotted on the Churchill Way flyover in Liverpool City Centre