A groom in Canada emerged from his wedding looking like a superhero this week, after abandoning the photo shoot with his new bride to rescue a little boy who was drowning in a nearby river.
The Daily Mail reports that Clayton and Brittany Cook were having their photo taken on a park bridge in Ontario, Canada when the groom saw a group of children causing a raucous by an adjacent river.
When the groom ran over and found one little boy struggling in the water, he didn’t think before leaping in for a rescue mission. The child was very small, so Mr. Cook quickly pulled him out of the water to safety and was able to return to the photo shoot with a soaked tuxedo straight away.
“His face was underwater and he was fighting … like, he was really fighting,” Cook told CTV News. “Luckily, he was only a little guy and I just sort of hopped him up.”
Clayton Cook prevented what could have been a tragic drowning, as the boy was pushed into the water by a few of his friends while they were play-fighting.
Darren Hatt, who took the day’s photos, said: “While I was taking solo pictures of the bride, this little guy was pushed into the river behind me by another child.”
“By the time the bride noticed and shouted out, Clayton had already jumped down and brought him to safety.”
“His quick action saved the little guy who was struggling to swim. Well done, sir!”
Mrs. Cook thought Clayton was just having a bit of fun but was unsurprised when she heard of his true intentions.
“That’s Clay, like, that’s Clay to me,” she said. “It’s something he would just instinctively do.”
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