British diplomat praised as hero after dramatic rescue of drowning woman in China


A British diplomat can be seen in a dramatic Tickcock video Saturday morning saving a woman from drowning in the Chinese River.

The BBC reported that Stephen Ellison, consul-general in Chongqing, leaped into the river to rescue a 24-year-old college student who slipped into the water and lost consciousness.

“She was unconscious, she was not breathing, and for a short time. We feared the worst,” Allison, 61, told the outlet.

“But as soon as we got back, he started breathing again.”

The Foreign Minister of Washington contacted Moin Rainier at RAN, who is back in Lungi

Rescue Tiktok video was Reposted on twitter By the British Embassy in Beijing’s account.

“We are all extremely proud of our Chongqing Consul General, Stephen Ellison, who dived into a river on Saturday to save and protect a drowning student,” the British government said in the tweet.

The footage shows that the woman slipped off a cliff and fell into the water after passing under a rock.

Alison can be seen taking off her shoes, jumping and throwing the woman into the water with an inflatable life ring leading to safety.

This article first appeared in the New York Post.

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