Viral video: British diplomat saves drowning student in southwest China
A British diplomat jumped into a river in southwest China to rescue a drowning student over the weekend, Britain's embassy in Beijing and Chinese state media said.
Stephen Ellison, the 61-year-old British consul-general in Chongqing, jumped into the water at a scenic spot in the municipality on Saturday after spotting the struggling female student, who had fallen in by accident, China's official Xinhua news agency reported.
A video shared on the British embassy's Twitter account shows a woman drifting face-down in the water as onlookers scream in panic, before the diplomat takes off his shoes, plunges in and swims to her aid. Watch the video.