Father and daughter were pulled from the river by rescuers after he tried to take his own life with her during a family quarrel
- The desperate father tried to drown his daughter in a river
- The man had waded into the river with his two daughters after a family argument
- But rescuers dragged the couple to safety on a boat in China
This is the moment when rescuers drag a man and his daughter onto a boat after the man tried to commit suicide and drown his daughter in a river after a family quarrel.
The harrowing scene happened yesterday in Qingjiang Township in Yueqing, Zhejiang Province.
The man, identified only as Mr. Wang, began walking his daughter into a river to commit suicide on Saturday after a family dispute.
RESCUE: Rescuers drag a man, fourth from right, and a girl, center, onto a boat after the man attempted to commit suicide with his daughter
However, police and rescue workers managed to save both and no one was injured in the incident, according to local media.
Two boats with four men can be seen surrounding the distraught father and child as they grab him by the neck to pull him out of the river and into the boat.
But as the rescue unfolds, Mr. Wang appears to be struggling as the men try to drag him into the boat and he is seen grimacing as the men struggle to lift his body weight.
As they stage their daring rescue, the boat begins to sink under the weight of Mr. Wang, who is being pulled aboard.
One of the rescuers can be seen on the left in a long coat holding an oar while watching the rescue from his green and red wooden boat.
The little girl, whose name and age are unknown, is being held by a man in a purple cloak as she is rescued from the river.
Her rescuer holds on to an oar, perhaps to steady himself, while looking down at the little girl to make sure she’s okay.
The men all appear to be wearing their everyday clothes, but two of the rescuers managed to don inflatable orange life jackets for the rescue.
A man looks like his gray shirt is soaked with water as he helps with the rescue.
It is not known why Mr. Wang took such drastic measures to end his life with his daughter, apart from reports of the family quarrel.
According to local media reports, however, he and his daughter are said to be safe.