Aveyron: He Saves a Baby from Drowning by Jumping in the Lot

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The baby fell into the River Lot, Saint-Geniez d'Olt (Aveyron)

Wednesday 17th January, in Saint-Geniez d’Olt, near Rodez (Aveyron), a bricklayer of 26 years jumped into the Lot in a flood to retrieve a baby

He did not hesitate to jump into the icy water. Wednesday 17th January, a mason of 26 years old has saved a baby 7 months old from drowning. He had fallen into the Lot in a flood, in Saint-Geniez-d’Olt (Aveyron) , near Rodez,  reports Press Center .

The incident occurred in the afternoon, while Arnaud was trying to restore a house with his boss. At that time, they hear cries: “I saw a completely distraught lady that ran the length of the Lot. I headed towards it and I quickly understood the reason for her behaviour “, said the young man to our colleagues.

The boss gives baby first aid

The mason sees a stroller in the river with a child inside. Without thinking, he jumped into the water and began to swim amid the debris. He goes to the baby, who was beginning to come lose from the harness.

The young man grabbed him and managed to return to the bank after many long minutes of effort. “I had to concentrate all of my last bit of strength I had left to grab hold to the roots of a tree on the bank,” he said at Press Center . He entrusted the baby to his boss who provides first aid. Firefighters, alerted, arrive on the scene and take over.

A week later, the baby is well and suffers no ill effects, says Midi Libre . Arnaud, for his part, is not ready to forget this story.

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