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Man jumps into pool to save 5-year-old grandson being dragged by Python


The python struck as the boy strolled by the pool.

A five-year-old boy in Australia miraculously survived after being dragged into the pool by a python three times its size, according to a report in the BBC. The boy, identified as Beau Blake, was with his father and grandfather swimming at his home in Byron Bay, New South Wales, on Thursday when the 10ft python struck. The reptile wrapped itself around the boy and dragged him inside the pool. Beau’s grandfather, 76, dove into the pool and rescued the boy. His father, who was also at the scene, freed the boy’s leg.

“Beau was just walking around by the pool…and I believe the python was kind of sitting there waiting for a victim to come…and it was Beau. I saw a big black shadow come out from the bush and completely wrapped around his leg,” the boy’s father, Ben, was quoted as saying by the BBC.

Recalling the bravery shown by the boy’s grandfather, Ben said: “He passed him to me and then I had to separate the two. I freed him from his leg. It was a bit of a test.”

Beau escaped with minor injuries and is doing well.

“Once we cleaned up the blood and told him he wasn’t going to die because he wasn’t a poisonous snake… he was pretty good actually,” Ben told the Melbourne radio station. . 3AW.

Last month, a 52-year-old woman was swallowed whole by a python in Indonesia’s Jambi province. According to local reports, the body was found after villagers, who were looking for the woman, killed and cut open the snake.

Jahrah, a rubber shooter, had disappeared on her way to work. Police launched a search after the woman’s family filed a missing person complaint when she failed to return from work.

A day later, one of the search teams found a python with what appeared to be a large stomach. The locals found Jahrah’s body inside the python when they opened it.

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