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Posted by Trini Kid - - 0 comments






Sup Travellers?! We don't always get what we want but that's no reason to try to drown yourself. I mean seriously --- that's like 0-100 real quick.

According to reports from the Mirror UK a Chinese groom was so upset at being forced to marry an ugly bride that he tried to commit suicide. Police officers were called to a lake in the city of Shiyan in the central Hubei province, after receiving reports that he had been spotted attempting to kill himself by drowning.

The would-be groom was discovered floating face down in the lake but was pulled from the water alive and is expected to make a full recovery.

Describing the moment he discovered the groom, police officer Hou Kunshan said: "I saw a man floating in the water face down. We couldn't see his condition but when I got closer I could see that it was rather serious."

The police officer immediately dived straight into the water to save the drowning man - not even taking them time to remove his jacket before doing so.

Police officers later asked the groom why he attempted to commit suicide and he revealed that he was being pressured into an arranged marriage that he was very unhappy about.

"This man was very unhappy with an arranged marriage his family had organised. They had found him a girlfriend but he wasn't very happy with her looks and under the pressure of his family he decided to take his own life," Officer Hou said.

Qan Tsui, 25, who took photos of the rescue said: "He was fully clothed and floating face down in the water...He was unconscious and I thought he was dead. When the police arrived one jumped in and dragged him ashore with the help of foremen who put a rope around his chest to pull him out before pumping his chest. They saved his life."

I am very well aware that the norms and customs in China are very different from that of Western civilization but I think the principal of love is a constant. You marry someone that you love or at least think you love. The fact that are making a commitment to spend your entire life with someone means that some sort of love should be present. I don't believe in arranged marriages but that's just my opinion.

With that being said, I don't think that attempting suicide was the best way to deal with it. If he truly wasn't happy about the situation he could have opposed his parents or just boycott his wedding or something. Anything else is better than suicide really. Anyway, my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.