Chengdu Authorities Refuse to Honor Good Samaritan Who Drowned in Sri Lanka

A Chengdu man tried to save his drowning friend in Sri Lanka. (Screenshot/China News)
A Chengdu man tried to save his drowning friend in Sri Lanka. (Screenshot/China News)

Next time you consider being a hero, make sure you’re in your home county before you do anything rash!

The grieving wife of a man from Chengdu recently learned the hard way that her local government only hands out “Good Samaritan” awards to residents who put other’s lives ahead of their own as long as it’s in Sichuan Province.

The financial reward can be quite large, and comes with an official certificate plus sometimes even a public ceremony.

Sun Chuan, 51, was touring Sri Lanka with his wife when a friend got into trouble while swimming in the ocean. Being a strong swimmer, Sun jumped in to rescue him but disappeared in a big wave and ended up drowning.

Ironically his friend was rescued and survived, according to China News. This photo was taken by Sun’s wife, and was the last time she saw him alive.

Translated research by Mona and Lulu.

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