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Dog saves French woman from suicide attempt

Dog probably sensed things and knocked into her to save her,says police.

Written by PTI | Avignon (france) | Published: March 6, 2013 5:26:12 pm

A French woman’s loyal German Shepherd dog saved her from committing suicide by knocking aside a rifle she tried to fire into her heart,local police said.

The 63-year-old woman had walked into her garden in the southern town of Sorgues in the Vaucluse region,fired several test shots of a 22-calibre rifle and then turned the gun on her chest.

“At the moment she pulled the trigger,her dog jumped on her and diverted the shot,” a local police officer told AFP,adding that the dog “probably sensed things and knocked into her to save her”.

The woman was found by her husband,conscious but suffering from a chest wound. She was taken to hospital but her injury is not considered life-threatening.

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