Man's gf and his ex jump into a river - who does he save?
Most people are probably familiar with the age old dilemma about choosing to save one's mum or wife if they both fell into a river at the same time.
For one young man in Zhejiang province in China, that difficult scenario became a reality - well, sort of.
The man, Mr Wu Hsia, 21, was forced to choose between his current girlfriend and his ex when they both leapt off the embankments of the Yong River in Ningbo City one after the other.
And no, the current girlfriend did not jump in to save his ex, but to test her boyfriend's love for her.
After being hounded by the ex-girlfriend, Miss Jun Tang, about getting back together and subsequently getting nagged by his present girlfriend, Miss Rong Tsao about it, a flustered Wu called for the two women to meet him and thrash things out at around 3am on Wednesday.
Things turned ugly as the the former girlfriend decided to try and win Mr Wu back to her side by jumping off the embankment - only to get herself stuck chest-deep in mud that had been exposed by the low tide while the river gushed on metres away.
Worried that her man might actually jump in after his former flame, Mr Wu's jealous girlfriend escalated the situation - by leaping towards the river as well to force him to save her.
However, things didn't quite go as planned as the girlfriend injured her leg as she hit a small boat.
Without thinking, Mr Wu sprung into action - helping his current girlfriend while leaving his ex-love stuck in the mud.
The ex was only rescued after she phoned a stunned friend, who called the police.
Firemen rescue Mr Wu's ex-girlfriend. PHOTO: Sina Zhejiang
As firemen conducted the rescue, Mr Wu returned to the scene.
Speaking to his ex, he asked: "We've split for four months. Why are you still hung up on me?"
"Because I want to," was the reply.
At this point, the firemen wisely chose to leave the scene.
“I was put in a difficult situation and had to make a choice between right and wrong,” Mr Wu admitted.
“And I chose Rong.”