Astonishing bravery of boy who risked his life to save baby deer in Bangladesh river by holding it above raging floodwaters

A brave boy fearlessly risked his own life and showed astonishing bravery to save a helpless baby deer from drowning.

The boy, called Belal and believed to be in his early teens, defiantly held the young fawn in one hand above his head as he plunged through the surging river.

During the ordeal onlookers were unsure whether the boy was going to appear again.

When he finally made it to the other side the locals cheered as the deer was reunited with its family.

The incident took place in Noakhali, Bangladesh, when the young fawn became separated from its family during torrential rain and fast-rising floods.

Wildlife photographer Hasibul Wahab captured the brave act while visiting on a photography trip.

He said the Noakhali locals lose a lot of deer during the rainy season and that they have to do all they can to protect them.

He said: 'He was such a brave boy - the river was so full of water and it was high tide so we thought he might drown.

'My friend was even ready to jump into the river to save the boy. But he made it, and when he returned, we thanked the boy.

'There were only five to seven people observe this situation but it was a phenomenal sight.'

Responses to "Brave boy risks own life to save baby deer (Photos)"

  1. Unknown says:


  2. Anonymous says:

    The Lord works in mysterious ways.Bless this young man and thank God he is safe.

  3. Anonymous says:

    What courage!

  4. earend says:

    More spectacular and important than Mr. Beiber!

  5. Anonymous says:

    What "earend" says..............

  6. Anonymous says:

    beautiful <3 <3

  7. Anonymous says:

    a brave n beautiful act.....

  8. Anonymous says:

    God bless you young man. Some adults would stand there and watch it drown. you should be praised.

  9. if Mr. Hasibul Wahab is to be known to be a trust worthy person. no disrespect meant. Could he located the hero Belal? If so there will be a reward set up and sent to him. Would need to know what the boy needs. Would not be a lot as I don't have much in spare funds. The power of the universe which I call Great Spirit has taken note of a brave young warrior who will be sent good medicine for his selfless good deed. More others take note of what this boy did to save one of God's creations. The boy knows as most don't we are all related. The owners of this fine page White Wolf contact me on facebook if anything can do done....... Mitakuye Oyasin

  10. Anonymous says:

    Proof positive that selfless love still exists in this world, even though our jaded western eyes rarely get to see it. Thank you for sharing this, I will be passing this along.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Such bravery from one of God's creatures, to another of God's creatures. Yes we all are ONE😇

  12. Unknown says:

    he's an amazing young fella wow an he will be blessed

  13. Unknown says:

    A true hero, God is proud of him !!!!

  14. Anonymous says:

    That is a very Brave Young Man and a very lucky Fawn! Thank You for Saving the Fawn! :) <3

  15. Anonymous says:

    What a brave and courageous young you are to put your life in danger to save the fawn. God was watching over both of you.

  16. Anonymous says:

    God bless this young Man ...............He put this baby fawn above himself.......In every which way....God is already using him in ways most adults don't understand...

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  19. Anonymous says:

    Such a wonderful example of compassion and love. Brilliantly done. Blessings to both.

  20. Anonymous says:

    What a wonderful young man. God Bless him for his bravery.

  21. Anonymous says:

    OH MY such a young him for being so brave and saving the deer:)xxoo

  22. Anonymous says:

    LOL @ all of the GOD comments here-- you poor poor people can't say or do anything without thinking GOD is responsible. Pitiful. This is a brave young man who did a wonderful thing and some GOD had nothing to do with it!

  23. Anonymous says:

    Omgggg this is amazing, so beautiful

  24. Anonymous says:

    This young man has a beautiful soul, thank goodness there are a few left in the world. A very courageous young man. Bravo.

  25. DAW says:

    with people like this around we still have a chance

  26. pilvikki says:

    may they both live long and prosper!

  27. Alan Tak says:

    Thank you for saving this precious creature! My hat goes off to you.

  28. Unknown says:

    Bravo.. A life is a life. Be it human or animal.. wonderful young man..

  29. Anonymous says:

    nice story...

  30. Unknown says:

    Incredibly loving, selfless, courageous and symbolic of the very best a human can be. After seeing such callous disregard for life and brutality of all kinds from people far better off, this young man is the richest of all and gives the greatest gift.

  31. Unknown says:

    Unbelievable and so beautiful to see someone who cared enough to save the deer and reunited it with its family. The parents should be very proud and honored in having such a son! God bless you all.

  32. Anonymous says:

    The hero of the day!

  33. Anonymous says:

    I wish there were a way to connect with this young man and his family. He has such a good heart. Wouldn't it be wonderful to be able to give assistance for schooling or whatever if that was a need?

  34. Anonymous says:

    God bless you little man we need more care hearted people like you. I am so proud of you and thank you Jesus for perfecting him. USA

  35. Anonymous says:

    so wish their were more people in this world with heart

  36. Anonymous says:

    Well done young man...... WONDERFUL WONDERFUL rescue...
    Blessing to you... XOXOXO

  37. Unknown says:

    This is proof that the young have come to change the world. Still needs a lot of work, but this is definitely the sign that this world is starting to change for the better. This brave, compassionate young man will make a difference and it can't come too soon. Well done!

  38. Anonymous says:

    well done young man I wish you well

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