British diplomat delves into river to conserve drowning lady in China

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    Stephen Ellison jumped in to save the woman

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    Stephen Ellison leapt in to conserve the lady (Picture: @UKinChina)

    A British diplomat has actually conserved a lady’s life after seeing her slip into a fast-moving river in China.

    Stephen Ellison, 61, who is consul-general in Chongqing, removed his shoes and dived in when he saw the lady slip on rocks on the bank.

    Video shot by observers reveals the lady, 24, having a hard time in the existing, ending up being face down in the water on Saturday.

    Stephen informed the BBC: ‘She was unconscious, she was not breathing and for a short time we feared the worst. But as we got back to the side, she started breathing again.’

    He handled to get her face clear of the water and swim in reverse with her towards the bank.

    Someone had actually included a lifebuoy connected to a rope, so he got it and was pulled to the edge.

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    The Chongqing University trainee, from Wuhan, has actually not been called.

    She has actually welcomed him to supper with her household to state thank you.

    Triathlete Mr Ellison, initially from Newcastle, is head of the British objective in Chongqing.

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