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Big Issue Seller Saves Drowning Girl

Date
13/03/2014
What Happened
Person overboard/swept away/fell in the water
What Caused
Human factor
Casualty type/Qty
Casualty
Gender
Female
Causal Factors
Inexperienced for the environment
Injury Details
N/A
Outcome
Near miss
Alcohol/Drugs
no

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Description of Incident
A 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.
Supporting Information
http://www.bigissue.com/the-mix/news/3647/big-issue-seller-saves-young-girl-from-drowning
http://swns.com/news/big-issue-seller-saved-drowning-girl-broom-sweep-pitch-45767/

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