Astonishing bravery of boy who risked his life to save baby deer in Bangladesh river by holding it above raging floodwaters
A brave boy fearlessly risked his own life and showed astonishing bravery to save a helpless baby deer from drowning.
The boy, called Belal and believed to be in his early teens, defiantly held the young fawn in one hand above his head as he plunged through the surging river.
During the ordeal onlookers were unsure whether the boy was going to appear again.
Fearless: The boy called Belal plunged through the surging river to save the animal
Cute: The fawn rests on the side of the river bank after it was rescued by the boy in Bangladesh
The incident took place in Noakhali, Bangladesh, when the young fawn became separated from its family during torrential rain and fast-rising floods.
He said the Noakhali locals lose a lot of deer during the rainy season and that they have to do all they can to protect them.
When he finally made it to the other side the locals cheered as the deer was reunited with its family
Courageous: The boy swims in the river where he saved the baby deer in Bangladesh
Saved: The little deer lives to see another day thanks to the boy who jumped into the river and rescued it
Wildlife photographer Hasibul Wahab captured the brave act while visiting on a photography trip
The baby deer was reunited with its family after it was saved from the river in Bangladesh
Source: Daily Mail