Hero captain leaps from the top of his ferry to save drowning woman who fell over the side in Myanmar
Experienced sailor, U Myint Aye, leaps 40ft from the top of his vessel in MyanmarKhin Chan Mya, 34, slipped into the Yangon River as the ship attempted to dockTwo other crew members helped the captain pull the struggling woman to safety
A heroic ferry captain plunged 40ft into muddy water during the dramatic rescue of a drowning woman.
U Myint Aye hurled himself from the top of his ship after a female passenger slipped into the water as he attempted to dock at the Dala port, near the Pansodan Ferry Terminal on the Yangon River in Myanmar.
The experienced sailor, 60, also managed to steer the ferry away from the edge to avoid crushing the struggling woman during the brave rescue at around 10.30am on February 18.
The captain, along with two other crew helped drag 34-year-old Khin Chan Mya to safety, as a crowd of locals helped pull them up to dry land.
The woman was shocked but still conscious, and rushed straight to the local hospital.
The dramatic moment captain U Myint Aye (top left of picture) launched himself from the top of his ship to save a drowning woman. Khin Chan Mya, 34, fell in as the vessel attempted to dock at the port on the Yangon River in Myanmar