Army Lieutenant Rushes into River to Save Suicidal Woman
On the morning of September 18, on the Facebook spreading a video of a man jumping from a bridge into the river to save a young woman. According to the images in the clip, the man jumped from Chau Son Bridge (Phu Ly City, Ha Nam Province) into the Đáy River and then swam at rushed to save a young girl in danger of drowning.
The distance the man jumped from to swim to the woman in the river quite far (more than 100 m), but the man swam very fast to save the woman. The video recorded the incident shows that, at that time, the man who saved the woman was swimming faster than a fishing boat.
|Lieutenant Thu swam to save the woman in the river.|
Professional lieutenant Ngo Van Thu (38 years old, office manager of the Ha Nam Military Command) said that his body was still aching pain after jumping from the bridge into the river.
"At that time, a lot of people stood on the bridge, but no one dared to jump from such a height. The distance from the bridge deck to the river surface was about 20 meters. Until now, I have still felt chest tightness and abdominal pain due to the water pressure when jumping from such a height. However, I was still active and went to work normally," said Lieutenant Thu.
The lucky woman rescued by Lieutenant Thu named T. (28 years old, born in Thanh Hoa, working at an auto showroom in Phu Ly city, Ha Nam province). Around 11:30 a.m. on September 17, many people walking on Chau Son Bridge saw her who was wearing a white shirt, walking and crying. When she reached the middle of the bridge, the woman suddenly threw herself into the Đáy river, causing many witnesses to panic and scream.
|Lieutenant Ngo Van Thu brought the girl to the boat MILITARY COMMITTEE OF HA NAM PROVINCE|
At that moment, Lieutenant Ngo Van Thu, on his way home from his office, was crossing Chau Son bridge, and saw everyone making a fuss and shouting.
According to Lieutenant Thu, luckily when he was bringing the woman to shore, there was a fishing boat passing by, so he clung to the side of the boat and the fisherman brought the woman to safety.
After saving the woman ashore, Lieutenant Thu sent her over to the police force. Witnessing the image of Lieutenant Thu bravely swimming in the riverbed to reach the drowning victim, many present admired him and dubbed him as a "superhero".
|Professional lieutenant Ngo Van Thu - Photo provided by the character|
"When I brought her ashore, the woman was probably still tired and panicked, so she didn't say anything to me. I sent her over to the police and went home," said Lieutenant Thu. On the evening of September 17, the woman's husband came over to thank him, and said when she was stable, he would ask her to thank for saving her life.
"Knowing that the reason was also due to the conflict between the husband and wife, I also advised the husband on encouragement and ideological work with his wife to prevent similar incidents from happening, and no need to thank me anymore because I determined that this was what I must do to save people, not for anything," said Lieutenant Thu.
"At that time, I just followed my instincts, seeing that the girl was on a very thin line between life and death, so I jumped into the river. I also didn't think when I got down whether I could save her, or even survive or not," he added.
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