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ICYMI: British hero diplomat saves drowning Chinese woman: VIDEO

PortandTerminal.com, November 17, 2020

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SHANGHAI – A British diplomat is being hailed as a hero after saving a drowning college student in southwest China on Saturday.

Stephen Ellison, 61, the British consul-general in Chongqing, was walking by a river in the nearby ancient town of Zhongshan when he heard a woman screaming, he said in an interview with the BBC. He said the woman had slipped into the river, and “it was pretty evident quite quickly that she was in trouble, she couldn’t swim.”

“Not all heroes wear capes. Glad to hear the student is ok. Well done Stephen” was just one of the many positive reactions on social media in reaction to Ellison’s bravery.

Video of the incident posted on Twitter by the British embassy shows a crowd screaming in panic after a woman is spotted face-down in the water. Ellison is then seen jumping in to rescue her.”There was not a lot of time to do anything other than to get in,” Ellison told the BBC.

“Well done Stephen – so proud to have a colleague like you.” (Social media reaction)

After Ellison gets a hold of the woman in the river, an onlooker tosses a floatation device into the water. Ellison then carries the woman to the lifebelt, and people pull the pair to the riverbank.”Thanks to the rescue, the student soon resumed breathing and regained consciousness,” Chinese state-run news agency Xinhua reported, citing local authorities, without naming the woman.

With reporting by CNN and the BBC

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