Hero groom saves boy from drowning during wedding photo shoot
Some heroes wear navy suits.
A groom became a hero on his wedding day while he and his newly-wedded wife were taking pictures in a Canada park.
Clayton Cook noticed a young boy submerged in the park's pond on Friday and quickly jumped from a grassy perch above to the water's edge below to pull him out. The couple's photographer, Darren Hatt, captured the moment and shared the images on his Facebook page, where they've been shared more than 1,700 times.
"While I was taking solo pictures of the bride this little guy was pushed into the river behind me by another child," Hatt posted. "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!"
A group of three children were following the happy couple around Victoria Park in Kitchener, Ontario while they were taking their post-ceremony pictures — but when one of the kids suddenly disappeared, the groom walked closer to the pond to investigate. After Cook’s quick-thinking heroics, he and his wife Brittany finished their photo session with Hatt and enjoyed their wedding reception.
"If we weren't in the right place at the right time, things may have gone differently and perhaps even tragically," the bride told HuffPost.
Brittany Cook also said that her new hubby’s action didn’t surprise her.
"That's Clay to me," she said to CTV. "It's something he would just instinctively do. It was like fate almost, we were meant to be there."