Heroic moment two hero Muslim men jump into a river to save an old man after he ...

Heroic moment two Muslim men jump into a river to save an elderly man after he jumped from a Sydney bridge - before trying in vain to resuscitate him Footage showed the men walking through the waist-deep river to save the man They grabbed him and hauled him back to the shore where onlookers gathered Social media users praised the men for trying to save the pensioner's life

By Charlotte Karp For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 06:09 GMT, 8 December 2019 | Updated: 06:09 GMT, 8 December 2019

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Two Muslim men dived into a river in a desperate bid to save an elderly man's life at he plunged from a Sydney bridge.

The men waded into the Parramatta River in Silverwater in Sydney's west at about 1.15pm on Sunday when they saw the pensioner in the water.

Footage of the incident showed the pair walking through the waist-deep water before grabbing the man and hauling him back to the shore.

A crowd gathered as the men tried to resuscitate the pensioner, thought to be in his 80s, but he tragically died at the scene.  

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