'Super Ironwoman' saves drowning man in Hong Kong typhoon
HONG KONG (AFP) - A runner was hailed as "Super Ironwoman" after she plunged into Hong Kong's typhoon-whipped waters to save a drowning man, local media reported Thursday.
Ms Louise Chow was jogging along the waterfront on Wednesday when she spotted dozens of people gathering to watch the attempted rescue of the man from Victoria Harbour, with waters churned by gusts of more than 100 km an hour.
"I don't know why I suddenly had such an urge to take off my shoes and socks, and then I dived in," Ms Chow, a diving coach, told Apple Daily in a video on their website.
Clutching a lifesaver, she grabbed the man and pulled him to land, with dramatic pictures in local media showing other rescuers helping to hoist him from the water.