Heroic Chinese grandmother plunges into septic tank to save her grandson

Heroic Chinese grandmother plunges into septic tank to save her grandson after the little boy lifts the covering and falls in

  • The young boy fell into the septic tank in Fuyang, in China’s Anhui province
  • He had lifted up a temporary cover over the tank, but fell in feet-first
  • With no hesitation, a woman – reportedly his grandmother – jumped in after him
  • She was able to pull him from the sewage, and was helped out by passers-by 

This is the moment a heroic Chinese grandmother jumped into a septic tank filled with raw sewage to save her grandson who had fallen inside.

A CCTV camera captured the amazing rescue, which came after the boy had lifted up the tank’s cover, before stepping over the hole and falling into the sewage.

Luckily, a woman – reported by local media to be his grandmother – spotted her grandson disappearing into the excrement and – without hesitation – leapt feet first into the muck in the tank in Fuyang, in China‘s Anhui province.

Seconds later she shoved the youngster up to the surface where passers-by pulled him out of the tank, covered in muck.

The footage goes on to show his grandmother also being pulled from the sewage by the passers-by, before holding her grandson upside down to encourage him to cough any muck from his lungs.

Local media reported that with the help of other passers-by, both grandmother and child survived the incident, shocked but otherwise unharmed.

This is the moment a heroic Chinese grandmother jumped into a septic tank filled with raw sewage to save her grandson who had fallen inside. The amazing rescue came after the boy had lifted up the tank's cover, before stepping over the hole and falling into the sewage

This is the moment a heroic Chinese grandmother jumped into a septic tank filled with raw sewage to save her grandson who had fallen inside. The amazing rescue came after the boy had lifted up the tank’s cover, before stepping over the hole and falling into the sewage

Pictured: CCTV footage shows the woman, reportedly the boy's grandmother, lowering herself into the septic tank to safe him after he fell in feet-first

Pictured: CCTV footage shows the woman, reportedly the boy’s grandmother, lowering herself into the septic tank to safe him after he fell in feet-first

According to a nearby businessman, the top of the septic tank originally had a manhole cover.

But since it was crushed by a truck a few years ago, it has always been covered with wooden boards, which were lifted by the curious boy.

The footage shows him lifting the temporary cover before taking a step over the now-exposed hole, before plunging in.

Pictured: After lifting the boy to safety, who was pulled up by passers-by, the grandmother is shown being lifted out too

Pictured: After lifting the boy to safety, who was pulled up by passers-by, the grandmother is shown being lifted out too

Pictured: The grandmother is shown holding her grandson upside down to encourage him to cough any muck from his lungs

Pictured: The grandmother is shown holding her grandson upside down to encourage him to cough any muck from his lungs

The young boy completely disappears into the hole and below the surface of the tank’s contents. Seconds later, the woman is shown sprinting to the hole, and jumping bravely jumping in after the boy.

The video was shared by a man identified as Mr. Li who said he had checked the CCTV after hearing about the incident.

He had been shocked at what happened and impressed by the bravery of the grandmother in rescuing her grandson without thought for herself.

Online commentators also praised the grandmother with a user called ‘Simple life’ saying: ‘The greatest thing about this is how the grandmother jumped inside without hesitation.’

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