Brave students rescue girl who fell into frozen lake in China

Brave university students rescued a girl who fell into a frozen lake in northern China.

Footage taken in Zhangye City, Gansu province on November 27 shows the dramatic rescue as three men pulled the nine-year-old out of the freezing water. The valiant rescuers used their elbows to shatter the ice and free the trapped girl before dragging her to safety using a rope.

The youngster was reportedly playing with another girl on the lake’s frozen surface when they fell through the thin layer of ice. Both girls are now safe.

Meanwhile, the students’ heroic deeds were recognised by their school, where they have received an award for their bravery.