April 8, 2010

Who Rescued Tot From River Plunge? (NEWS VIDEO)

America is still in amazement at the heroic rescue pulled off by a dad and a good samaritan who both jumped in the East River to save a young child who had just fallen in from the South Street Seaport.

Now the mysterious Frenchman has been found, and his name is Julien Duret from the Lyon region of France. He dove in jus seconds after 2 year old Bridget Sheridan plunged into the waters of the South Street Seaport. But the French hero disappeared right after the incident, and nobody could find him to claim his 15 minutes of fame.

But now the media has finally caught up with him, and Duret is speaking, saying "The emotion took over, I didn't think at all. It happened very fast. I reacted very fast ... I've never done anything like that before."

Who Rescued Tot From River Plunge? (NEWS VIDEO)

The mysterious man who leaped into the East River to rescue a toddler who fell in has been found. And he says he didn't even think twice before diving into the chilly water to help save the child's life. Julien Duret, 29, of Lyon, France, is the man who vanished after the rescue on Saturday, according to the Daily News. He plucked 2-year-old Bridget Sheridan out of the water after she fell off a gangplank at the South Street Seaport museum. He handed the little girl to her father, who dove in right after him.

Who Rescued Tot From River Plunge? (NEWS VIDEO)

Posted at April 8, 2010 2:13 AM