A New York bus driver stopped mid-route to coax a distraught woman off the ledge of a bridge, and his heroics were caught on camera.

Darnell Barton, of Buffalo, was driving his bus  when he spotted a woman sitting on the ledge of a bridge over the Scajaquada Expressway, looking like she was ready to jump. The 37-year-old pulled over and asked if she was OK. When she didn't answer, Barton parked the bus and got out.

He approached cautiously and then quickly slipped an arm around her waist, surveillance video shows. See for yourself.