Seven year old boy dives into fast moving river to save toddler brother

A brave seven-year-old dived into a river to save his brother, 2, who had fallen in during a daily family walk in Blackwood.

Lucas-Stephen Rowe and his two brothers were enjoying Sunday afternoon out with their mum Kate Palmer when two-year-old Louis-Arthur slipped on a rock and fell into the fast moving water.

Kate, 31, immediately jumped in after him, but the current meant she couldn’t reach him.

She told WalesOnline that “then Lucas jumped in, he didn’t even think, he just dived in and it was a good job he was there”.

After managing to push Louis towards his brother, Lucas then pulled him towards the edge and was helped out of the river by their five-year-old brother, Lawson-Kym Rowe.

The shocked but safe family made their way back to the path and were comforted by a couple who had stopped to see if they were alright.

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