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Life on the Edge The True Story of the Hero Who Saved the Lives of Twenty-Nine People at Beachy Head by Keith Lane

Life on the Edge The True Story of the Hero Who Saved the Lives of Twenty-Nine People at Beachy Head


Life on the Edge The True Story of the Hero Who Saved the Lives of Twenty-Nine People at Beachy Head by Keith Lane

In 2004, Maggie Lane fell to her death from the cliffs at Beachy Head. While trying to come to terms with his wife's tragic death, Keith Lane sought solace by going back to the spot from which she had jumped. It was then that he spotted a woman about to take her own life and persuaded her not to go through with it. From this point on, Keith made it his mission to patrol the area in the hope of saving more lives. For nearly four years, Keith dedicated his life to helping those who felt that they had reached the point of no return. Dedicated and determined, he would be on his watch come rain or shine, whatever the circumstances - nothing fazed this remarkable man. In total, Keith has prevented a remarkable 29 people from going over the edge. In this dramatic and heart-rending book, Keith tells of his own personal despair at the loss of Maggie and how, in his darkest hour, his only wish was to join her in ending his own life; he tells of how his own existence was given meaning once more when he realised that he could help those in desperate need; he recalls with clarity and emotion those he has assisted and he tells of finding love and hope in the form of new wife Val.

About the Author

Following his wife Maggie's death at Beachy Head, Keith Lane patrolled the infamous clifftops for over three years, persuading people not to take their own lives. He was awarded a Royal Humane Society award in September 2004 for his bravery after he prevented a woman jumping. Since Maggie's death he has remarried and he lives with his wife, Val, in Eastbourne. Keith has two children.

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Publication date

5th April 2010


Keith Lane

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John Blake Publishing Ltd


254 pages


True stories of heroism, endurance & survival



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