A British diplomat can be seen on the video of a dramatic ticket rescue of a woman drowning in the Chinese River on Saturday morning.
Stephen Ellison, Consul General in Chongqing, jumped into the river to rescue a 24-year-old college student who drowned and lost consciousness. The BBC has reported.
“She was unconscious, she was not breathing and for a while. We felt the worst, ”said Alice, 61, at the outlet.
“But, as we walked back to the side, she started breathing again.”
There was a tick video of the rescue Posted by Twitter By the British Embassy in Beijing.
The British government said in a tweet that “we are all proud of our Chongqing Consul General, Stephen Ellison, who took a dip in the river on Saturday to save a drowning student and swim to safety.”
The footage shows a woman slipping through a rock and into the water, a face emerging below after passing under a footbridge.
Alison can be seen taking off her shoes, jumping and leading the woman to safety from the ring of life being thrown into the water.
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