A bride-to-be in Pennsylvania was taking engagement photos with her fiance when she saw a little boy drowning in a creek.
Becki Salmon did not think twice about messing up her hair and makeup and jumped into the creek to save the boy. She was able to push him over her shoulder and bring him back to shore.
“He was obviously struggling to get back to the surface,” she said. “His head went back. He was bobbing up and down. I knew he was going under.”
“It was almost over my head where we were I had to swim to him,” Salmon added. “I grabbed him. I pulled him up into me, pushed him over my shoulder and immediately started smacking so he started throwing up water.”
The 30-year-old is a trained lifeguard and paramedic. “Once you’re an EMT for a while, you’re in emergency services, you don’t think you react, it’s what you’re trained to do,” she said.
Salmon’s fiance, Matt Werner, said that she has been very humble through the entire process. “She hasn’t wanted to take the credit she deserves. But she definitely deserves the recognition,” he said.
The photographer who took photos of the couple was able to capture images of the dramatic scene.
Salmon isn’t the first bride to come to the rescue of someone in need. In April, a 24-year-old bride saved a wedding guest by kissing him on the mouth.
After her friend collapsed during the wedding reception, Kylie Cox gave him mouth-to-mouth resuscitation until paramedics arrived.
“I turned round to get him a chair and he collapsed. I rushed over and gave him mouth-to-mouth resuscitation,” she said.
Cox and her new husband spent the rest of the night in the hospital with their friend. “The party was due to go on till late, but when me and Russell left at 8.30pm, my dad sent everybody home as he thought our friend was going to die,” she said.
What do you think of the hero bride-to-be who saved the drowning boy?
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