Woman on ledge rescued by SCDF in viral video arrested by police in 2017

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It happened six years ago.

A 2017 video of the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) rescuing a woman on a ledge at Redhill Close is going viral again.

It was uploaded to TikTok on Sunday (Feb 19) and has garnered more than 65,000 views.

@prankinevh0 Suicide rescue. DART Team in action. Kudos SCDF. #scdf #sgtiktok #fypsingapore ♬ Phonk - 2ouble.cup

It was posted on the Facebook and Instagram pages of Singapore Incidents on Tuesday (Feb 21). It was also shared by Fabrications About Singapore and in a Facebook group called Lim Kopi Corner, as well as on Reddit.

These posts do not say where or when the video was taken.

In the video, the woman was seen sitting precariously on a ledge with both her legs dangling.

Officers from the SCDF Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (DART) then rappelled down, and grabbed the woman to safety.

The six-year-old incident was reported by Stomp on Aug 5, 2017.

SCDF said it was alerted to the case at Block 69 Redhill Close on Aug 4, 2017, at about 5.40pm.

"One fire engine, one Red Rhino, one ambulance, and four support appliances were dispatched to the scene," said SCDF.

“Upon arrival, SCDF set up a lifepak on the ground floor as a precautionary measure. DART officers rescued the female subject by rappelling from the sixth floor.

“A female Chinese in her 20s was conveyed to Singapore General Hospital.”

In an official statement, the police said they were alerted to a case of attempted suicide at 5.39pm and the 27-year-old woman was arrested.