The incident took place on Sunday August 9 at the Costa Cavalcanti bridge, connecting Ciudad del Este and Hernandarias (Alto Paraná), where numerous suicides took place. A police officer managed to save a young woman who was trying to kill herself by reading the Bible to her.
On that day, Juan Osorio, a Special Forces Group (GEO) officer, was tasked with preventing a young woman from trying to kill herself by jumping that day, according to local media.
By this time, the woman had passed the security gate and was about to jump. However, she later agreed to a conversation with Juan because of his sincerity.
Through the conversation, Juan learned that six months ago she had just lost her baby. Due to her inability to overcome her suffering, she decided to kill herself.
Juan sympathized with his ailing mother and patiently persuaded her for the half hour. However, it was not possible to ease her pain and change her mind.