Split-second decision by Singaporean saves man from drowning

Singaporean Clement Tan's visit to a friend in Dublin last Saturday turned into quite an event when he found himself diving into a river to save a man from drowning (right).
Singaporean Clement Tan's visit to a friend in Dublin last Saturday turned into quite an event when he found himself diving into a river to save a man from drowning.PHOTO: COURTESY OF MR CLEMENT TAN AND MR ELLSON CHOW

Not all heroes wear capes. Sometimes, they wear their school T-shirts.

Mr Clement Tan, a 21-year-old Singaporean studying economics at University College London, found himself in such a position when he visited his friend in Dublin, Ireland.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 14, 2018, with the headline 'Split-second decision by S'porean saves man from drowning'. Print Edition | Subscribe