Groom Jumps Into A River To Save A Drowning Boy

It’s a WET wedding! Hero groom jumps into a river during photoshoot with the bride to save drowning boy

  • Clayton and Brittany Cook were having their photographs taken on park bridge
  • Mr Cook saw the boy was in trouble so leapt in to grab him and pull him to bank
  • The photographs of Mr Cook helping the boy to safety have now gone viral

A wedding shoot took a surprise dramatic turn when the bridegroom jumped into a river to save a little boy.

Clayton and Brittany Cook were having their photographs taken on a park bridge in Ontario, Canada, when the groom saw a little boy in distress.

Quick-thinking Mr Cook leapt in and dragged the child to shore before climbing up the bank with a rather soggy suit.

‘His face was underwater and he was fighting, like he was really fighting,’ he told CTV News. ‘Luckily, he was only a little guy and I just sort of hopped him up.’

Mr. Cook said that he had noticed the children by the waters edge as the wedding pictures were being taken and had a sixth sense that something might go wrong.

‘For several minutes these kids were following us, and I was just keeping an eye on them because they were standing close to the water,’ Mr. Cook the BBC.

The photograph of Mr Cook helping the boy to safety has now gone viral.

Darren Hatt, who took the image, said: ‘While I was taking solo pictures of the bride this little guy was pushed into the river behind me by another child.

‘By the time the bride noticed and shouted out, Clayton had already jumped down and brought him to safety.

‘His quick action saved the little guy who was struggling to swim. Well done sir!’

Mrs Cook originally thought her husband had jumped in the river as a joke, but quickly realized his intention.

‘I look over and I see Clay in the water and I think, what is he doing?’ said Brittany to CCTV.

‘That’s Clay, like that’s Clay to me,’ she said. ‘It’s something he would just instinctively do.’

Speaking to Global News in Canada, the couple were simply relieved that they were in the right place at the right time.

‘We were walking through Victoria Park just doing photos at random locations and there were three small kids following us around for five or 10 minutes, and they started walking towards the water,’ said Mr. Cook to Global News.

Rushing into action after seeing one of them fall into the water, Mr. Cook said it was a relatively simple rescue.

‘I was able to jump down on a rock and reach out and scoop him up,’ he said.

The action was captured by the couple’s wedding photographer, Darren Hatt who has been in the profession for five years and documented hundreds of weddings.

‘It’s a weird sight to see. It’s obviously something you don’t see a lot – thank God – but I think I was in a little shock myself with trying to piece everything together,’ he said to Global News.

‘I’m just glad everyone was okay because the day could have gone a lot different.’

On their wedding website, Brittany and Clayton Cook outline gave a brief outline of their affair and dubbed the wedding on Friday as Chapter 15 of their love story.

Indeed, they say that after spending many ‘chapters’ of their lives together, the wedding would be opening a brand new one for the,.

Opting for a simple wedding at Victoria Park Pavillion at 7.30pm in front of only their close friends and family, Clayton and Brittany then asked more guests to be at their wedding party which followed at the same locaiton.

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