stuntmen heroesStuntmen on location to rig stunts for a “Kick-Ass 2” party save a distraught woman from jumping.

Police were called about 2:40 p.m, but before they arrived the stunt men grabbed some harness rigging and scaled a security fence at the 33-story high-rise. They talked to a security officer who told them the woman was on the 14th floor.

“We raced upstairs, crashed into the room and I sneaked up behind her,” said Gregg Sargeant, owner and stunt coordinator for Los Angeles-based Stunts 911 – Action Sequence Technologies.

The woman had been distraught over a break-up and had been drinking.  She was taken to a local hospital for a mental evaluation.

Asked in a telephone interview whether he felt like a superhero for the rescue, Sargeant said, “Not at all. It’s what we do every day for stunts. It happened so fast and we just responded. When police came, we left. Everybody’s OK – that’s the important thing.”