A screen grab from an online video showing British consulate general Stephen Ellison rescuing a woman from a river in Chongqing on Saturday. Photo: British diplomatic mission in China via Twitter A screen grab from an online video showing British consulate general Stephen Ellison rescuing a woman from a river in Chongqing on Saturday. Photo: British diplomatic mission in China via Twitter
A screen grab from an online video showing British consulate general Stephen Ellison rescuing a woman from a river in Chongqing on Saturday. Photo: British diplomatic mission in China via Twitter

British diplomat Stephen Ellison hailed as hero in China after rescuing woman from river

  • Video of consul general, 61, leaping into water to save student racks up tens of millions of views on social media
  • Footage shows Ellison dragging woman to a lifebuoy thrown from the riverbank before dragging the two of them to shore

Topic |   China Society
A screen grab from an online video showing British consulate general Stephen Ellison rescuing a woman from a river in Chongqing on Saturday. Photo: British diplomatic mission in China via Twitter A screen grab from an online video showing British consulate general Stephen Ellison rescuing a woman from a river in Chongqing on Saturday. Photo: British diplomatic mission in China via Twitter
A screen grab from an online video showing British consulate general Stephen Ellison rescuing a woman from a river in Chongqing on Saturday. Photo: British diplomatic mission in China via Twitter
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