Big Issue Seller Saves Drowning Girl

big issueA heroic Big Issue seller swept to the rescue of an eight-year-old girl that had fallen into a dangerous river – with the help of a broom he uses to keep his riverside pitch clean and tidy.

Trained chef Istvan, from Hungary, was on his pitch at Halfpenny Bridge, between Bath Spa station and Widcombe, on Sunday morning when he spotted the child, who had fallen into the river during a cycling trip with her family.

Her father had jumped in after her but also became caught up in the torrent – until Istvan came to the rescue, using his broom to help pull the pair to safety.

It’s great to see someone jumping to the rescue of a complete stranger and particularly in such a selfless manner. We here at Water Safety Map are more than happy to laud this Bristol hero.

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