Pic shows: One moment of the rescue of the groom Kang Hu who tried to drown himself after seeing his ugly bride.
A groom who turned up at his arranged marriage was so upset when he saw his bride for the first time that he tried to drown himself.
Kang Hu, 33, stunned guests, family and friends when he apologised to bride Na Sung, 30, but said she was “too ugly” and then walked out of the venue in the city of Shiyan in central Chinaís Hubei province.
Pal Chan Wang said: “It was a very awkward moment for everyone.
“The bride was devastated, her family were furious, his family were furious, and we his friends were embarrassed.
“Kang has very exact tastes and had been forced into this marriage.”
He was spotted several hours later wandering along a river bank before throwing himself in.
Passers-by called the police as they rushed down to help.
Qan Tsui, 25, who took photos of the rescue said: “He was fully clothed and floating face down in the water.
“He was unconscious and I thought he was dead.
“When the police arrived one jumped in and dragged him ashore with the help of foremen who put a rope around his chest to pull him out before pumping his chest.
“They saved his life.”
Kang was rushed to hospital where doctors said he was in a stable condition.
He later explained: “I feel bad about what happened but when I saw her she wasnít what I had expected and I realised she would be bad for my image.
“My parents had arranged this and I couldnít see any way out apart from suicide.”