A man climbed on the London Bridge and threatened to jump into the River Thames. Police were qiuckly drafted to the scene and a lifeboat was despatched to the area in case he jumped.
However when the lifeboat got to the scene, they found a different man in the river who was dangerously close to drowning. The police in the lifeboat promptly rescued the drowning man while police on the bridge were able to stop the suicidal man from jumping into the river.
The police later said that if the lifeboat had not been sent to the area in response to the suicidal man on the bridge, nobody would have been there to save the drowning man.
Talk about a "dying" man indirectly saving the life of another dying man.