Hero security guard leaps into swimming pool to rescue toddler trapped upside down in inflatable ring
This is the moment an heroic security guard leapt into a swimming pool after spotting a toddler trapped upside down in an inflatable rubber ring. The heart-stopping scene saw the unnamed three-year-old boy desperately attempting to wriggle free from the ring. In video footage of the incident, he can be seen swimming along inside his pink inflatable before accidentally flipping it upside down – and nobody immediately close by who can rescue him.
His head is then submerged underwater with his legs wriggling around in the air for several seconds. Fortunately he was spotted by the alert guard as well as another parent who immediately swung into action.
The guard jumps into the pool alongside another parent (Image: AsiaWire) The boy can be seen flipped upside down inside the rubber ring (Image: AsiaWire)
CCTV1 footage shows them both jumping over the swimming pool fence, while the man, known only as Ma, leaps fully clothed into the water to save the drowning boy, who was thankfully not harmed. Ma, who works at the park in Sanya City, South China s Hainan Province, is being hailed a hero.
He said the boy had been swimming with a grandparent, but the elderly relative was not nearby at the time.
Ma walks from the pool with the boy in his arms (Image: AsiaWire)
Ma told the boy s parents that there was “no need” to thank him. This May a young boy from East China nearly drowned in similar circumstances when his swim ring flipped upside down. The child was submerged with his head underwater for 72 seconds before staff at the swimming pool spotted him.
Australia s prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, said security had been increased at the country s airports after police foiled a terrorist plot to bring down a plane. Four men were arrested at the weekend following raids on homes in Sydney s suburbs . Security measures were extended to all major international and domestic terminals around Australia overnight. I can report that there has been a major joint counter-terrorism operation to disrupt a terrorist plot to bring down an airplane, Mr Turnbull said yesterday.
The operation is continuing. Australian Federal Police commissioner Andrew Colvin said details were scant on the specifics of the attack, the location and timing . In recent days, law enforcement has been become aware of information that suggested some people in Sydney were planning to commit a terrorist attack using an improvised devise, he said.
We are investigating information indicating the aviation industry was potentially a target of that attack. Mr Turnbull advised travellers in Australia to arrive at airports earlier than usual two hours before departure to allow for extra security screening. Justice minister Michael Keenan said the plot was the 13th significant threat disrupted by police since Australia s terror threat level was elevated in 2014. Five plots have been executed. The primary threat to Australia still remains lone actors, but the events overnight remind us that there is still the ability for people to have sophisticated plots and sophisticated attacks still remain a real threat, Mr Keenan said . In light of this information, it s very important that everyone in Australia remains vigilant.
The operation was carried out by the Australian Federal Police, New South Wales state police and the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, the country s main domestic spy agency. The investigation could continue for days, Mr Colvin added Deakin University security expert Greg Barton said that the first plot to target aircraft in Australia, an aspiration of many extremists, was a pretty big threshold moment .
We believe it s Islamic-inspired terrorism, he added when asked if the Islamic State terror group was behind the plot.
The plotters were apparently making a peroxide-based explosive device similar to the bomb used at in Manchester Arena attack in England on 22 May.
The Knightscope K5 on helpfully-flat terrain . Source: Knightscope
A security robot tasked with patrolling an office building in Washington DC has instead driven itself into a water feature. The bot appears to have been a Knightscope K51, a surveillance bot designed to roll around parking lots, corporate campuses and hospitals so it can use its video cameras, anomaly detection, live video streaming and real-time notifications capabilities to inform you if you need to send a human security guard to sort something out. Knightscope says the bot can find a way through even the most complex environments . But not, evidently, the water feature of The Washington Harbour, an office and retail complex in Washington, DC .
As the Tweet below shows, the K5 decided to take a dip in said water feature. Knightscope told The Washington Post2 that the incident was an isolated event . The company’s also been good-humoured about the incident, responding to social media jibes with a riposte that the K5 is a security robot, not a submarine robot.