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Stunning Pictures Show Bravery Of Bangladeshi Boy Who Dived Into A River To Save A Baby Deer

06/02/2014 19:04 GMT | Updated 07/02/2014 08:59 GMT

These stunning images show a Bangladeshi boy risking his own life in floodwaters to help a struggling baby deer that was close to perishing in the raging torrent.

Called Belal, the teenager plunged into the river in Noakhali to find the fawn that had gone under exhausted from battling the current. Seconds later his arm appeared above the waterline holding the animal aloft, tired but unharmed.

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Belal then battled his way to the riverbank, all the time holding the soaked animal above danger. Locals cheered as the animal, which had become separated from its parents in the floodwaters, was reunited with its family.

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The whole incident was captured by chance by wildlife photographer Hasibul Wahab, who was in the area on a trip. The photographer said: “He was such a brave boy - the river was so full of water and it was high tide so we thought he might drown. My friend was even ready to jump into the river to save the boy.

"But he made it, and when he returned, we thanked the boy. There were only five to seven people observe this situation but it was a phenomenal sight.”

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