Before taking his place behind home plate for a series game, Major League Baseball umpire John Tumpane saved a woman’s life.

In a press conference Wednesday night, Tumpane said he saw a woman put her leg up on the railing of the Roberto Clemente Bridge.

“I thought ‘What’s this lady doing’ and right as a said that I see her she flip over the rail onto the other side,” Tumpane said. “And my instinct was just to go right at her.”

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports the woman attempted to convince Tumpane she just wanted to look at the Allegheny River below, but her face and tone told him to grab one of her arms while a bystander grabbed the other. A third person held her legs.

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