A Hong Kong woman jogging along the city’s waterfront during a storm plunged into the water to save a drowning man, Sina reports.
Leslie Chow was running along the Victoria Harbour waterfront when she spotted a crowd which had gathered to watch the attempted rescue of a man caught in the waves whipped up by Typhoon Utor.
Chow, a diving coach, removed her shoes and socks and plunged into the water, reaching the 24 year old Shenzhen man who was allegedly attempting to kill himself.
“He said ‘I’m dying, I’m dying…. I have nothing now, I came to Hong Kong alone, I have nothing,” Chow told reporters.
The man was rushed to a local hospital where he is now in a stable condition. Police said he had a record of mental illness.
Chow received minor medical treatment for a cut she incurred during the rescue before continuing her three kilometre run, according to reports.
The Standard reported that witnesses dubbed Chow, who had previously been taken part in another rescue involving novice divers, “Super Ironwoman”.
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