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Real-life superheroes save woman from falling to her death at Comic-Con

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If you don’t know, and there’s really no reason you should, Comic-Con is a big comic-book convention held in San Diego every year. Well, it’s not so much a comic-book convention anymore, but rather a place for Hollywood to hype that summer’s big nerd movies. But still, y’know, superheroes and stuff. Plus there are other types of comic books there, probably.

Usually it’s pretty boring, but this year there was some real-life drama. ABC News reports:

Stuntmen in town for San Diego’s Comic-Con sprang into action to rescue a woman they saw dangling from the balcony of her 14th floor high-rise apartment and bring her to safety.

Amos Carver, a stuntman and rigger from Tuscon, Ariz., told ABCNews.com that he was setting up for a live stunt event for a private party at the convention with other stuntmen when they heard screams from across the road where they were working Thursday afternoon…

Carver said he saw a woman hanging off the balcony railing of the 14th floor of an apartment building. He immediately brought the lift down to the ground so he and two other stuntmen, Gregg Sergeant and Scot Schecter, could grab additional gear, and race across three lanes of traffic to get to the apartment building to attempt to bring her to safety…

The three men then successfully brought the woman down from the ledge and brought her back inside her apartment…

Carver said the woman was “very intoxicated.”

Hey, we’ve all been there.

Except for Wolverine, of course. His mutant healing factor sobers him up more quickly than he can pour the booze down his throat. And I don’t think liquor has any effect on Superman’s Kryptonian physiology. Plus, the Vision is an android, so he probably can’t even–

What? What are you all looking at?

Anyway, it’s nice to see some stuntmen getting a little recognition for putting their lives on the line. It hasn’t always been so…

Update: And of course, there’s video of the rescue.

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Jim Treacher