Another man present at the scene helped the two by holding on to them, while passers-by were heard saying that an ambulance was on its way.
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Thumbs up: Good samaritans save woman from icy river in N China pic.twitter.com/SQInhfUjIS- People's Daily,China (@PDChina) December 27, 2017
"It was really freezing in the water, but I didn't have time to think about it at the time," Shi was quoted as saying to the South China Morning Post. He reportedly went home after the rescue, drank a bowl of ginger water and went to work.