Angler and doctor save young boy who fell in river

An angler and a surgeon in Hangzhou have become the latest Internet sensations after they helped save a 10-year-old boy who accidentally fell into a river on October 14.

An angler and a surgeon in Hangzhou have become the latest Internet sensations after they helped save a 10-year-old boy who accidentally fell into a river on October 14.

Yang Jianguo, 66, suddenly heard cries for help when he was angling in Yuhang's Tangxi Town in the afternoon and realized someone had fallen into the river.

He immediately jumped into the water, without any hesitation, and pulled the boy to safety.

Yang Jianguo, soaking wet after saving the boy from drowning.

Meanwhile, Wang He, a doctor who lived nearby and happened to be at home that day, also rushed to the scene after hearing cries for help.

When he arrived, the boy had just been pulled out — his face was pale and his lips were purple.

Wang saw people trying to save the boy, some suggesting to hold him upside down in an effort to make him spit the water out. He shouted three times "I'm a doctor," and asked them to put the child flat on the ground.

As the boy still had a pulse and was breathing, Wang then helped him better open his airway.

Doctor Wang He (circled) left home without even changing his slippers so he could get to the scene as soon as possible.

An ambulance soon arrived and took the boy to Yuhang Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital where he is now recovering.

Wang began work as a brain surgeon at Yuhang TCM Hospital in 2015. During a TV interview after the incident, he said joining in the effort to save people was just a small thing. "As a doctor, I'm bound to help in such a situation."

The angler, Yang, also said, "The child had been in the water for several minutes by that time. Every minute is vital for the child's life, of course I would go to rescue him." 

Luckily, the river is not deep and the location where the boy fell was not far from the shore, so Yang was able to successfully pull him out in just two minutes.

Chinese netizens highly applauded the angler and the doctor for their kindness, with one saying: "Great! The boy is out of danger finally — society is full of love." 

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