Bride-to-be saves child from drowning during photo shoot
PHILADELPHIA (WHDH) -- Becki Salmon and her fiancé Matt Werner posed for sunny engagement photos just moments before a near catastrophe.
All of a sudden, a little boy playing in the background wandered too far into a creek that was deeper than usual because of recent rain. The bride-to-be sprang into action.
"They're obviously struggling to get back to the surface. His head went back, he was bobbing up and down, I knew that he was going under. If I had had my wedding dress on that day that's what I would have been in that water in," said bride-to-be, Becki Salmon.
Photographer Ken Beerger kept snapping, and captured it all.
"Matt said, 'Hey, we've got to get them,' and I turned to my right, and Becki she's out of her sandals, she's doing the dive right into the water," said photographer, Ken Beerger.
"It was almost over my head where we were. I had to swim to him. I grabbed him, I pulled him up into me, pushed him over my shoulder and just immediately started smacking until he started throwing up water," Salmon said.
Talk about right place at the right time. Becki is a trained lifeguard and paramedic. And thanks to that, she said, she never thought twice.
"She's been very humble through this process and she's not wanted to take the credit that she deserves but she definitely deserves the recognition," said Matt Werner.