By the time he returned to the water to rescue the third child, a local man, Wan Sun, 31, had rushed to help.
Sun said: ‘He handed me the 11-year-old and I dragged her to the shore, but when I looked for the young man I could not see him. He must have slipped in deeper water.
‘When we pulled him from the water he was dead, there was no chance to save his life.
‘He gave his life for the children, he was a hero.’
Paying tribute to their son, Cheng’s parents, said he had gone to the popular spot to relax after getting stressed over his recent exams.
Father Ling Wu said: ‘It was typical of him. He would not think about putting others before himself.
‘I am proud of him but also devastated.’
Source: daily Mail