Bride-to-be rescues boy from near-drowning while taking engagement photos

(CNN) - An engagement photo shoot in southeastern Pennsylvania came to an abrupt end when the bride-to-be suddenly became a hero. 

Becki Salmon and her fiancé, Matt Werner, were posing for their 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 sprung into action.

"His head went back, he was bobbing up and down, I knew that he was going under," Salmon said. "If I had had my wedding dress on that day, that's what I would have been in that water."

Photographer Ken Beerger kept snapping, capturing it all.

Talk about right place at the right time -- Becki is a trained lifeguard and paramedic. And thanks to that, she says, 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," Werner said.

It was a truly picture-perfect rescue.

After salmon rushed in to pull the boy out, the child's mother ran in after the two.

That mother was, of course, very grateful for a stranger's heroic act.


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