Man who jumped from building with 1-year-old daughter dies

A man who jumped from a third-floor residence in New Taipei City while holding his one-year-old daughter last Sunday died today, after life support systems were removed.

At around 11:00pm Sunday evening, the 23-year-old man named Lin had an argument with his 19-year-old ex-wife, named Dong (董), at a residence the divorced couple shared in Sanchong District. When Lin’s ex-wife, left with their 6-month-old son, Lin took the 18-month-old girl and jumped from a window.

When Ms Dong reached the first floor, she was shocked to find her daughter wailing on the sidewalk beside the unconscious Lin. The girl had suffered a broken shoulder and a head injury.

After emergency medical treatment, the little girl was transferred to the general ward for observation, and was said to be out of danger. Mr Lin, on the other hand, was declared to be brain dead.

Today, Thursday, May 23, Lin’s family consented to removing life support, and donating Lin’s organs.

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Sources: SETN, Apple Daily.

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