(WILDLIFE PICTURES/TOUCHING TALES) A wildlife photographer visiting Noakhali, Bangladesh, documented a boy’s courageous endeavor to save a fawn in danger. Risking his own life to save the baby deer, Belal dove into a treacherous river, holding the deer above his head as the water overtook most of his body.

Onlookers were terrified for the boy’s safety and several were worried that he’d drown.

“My friend was even ready to jump into the river to save the boy,” photographer Hasib Wahab said, according to Grind TV.

“But he made it, and when he returned, we thanked the boy. There were only five to seven people observe this situation but it was a phenomenal sight.”

Watch the heartwarming story unfold in the photo gallery below.

Belal jumps into a river in Bangladesh to save a drowning fawn. Photo Credit: Hasib Wahab
Many onlookers thought he would drown in the rescue attempt. Photo Credit: Hasib Wahab
But Belal courageously held the deer above his head as he swam for shore. Photo Credit: Hasib Wahab
He quickly made it to the other side of the bank as onlookers cheered on his bravery. Photo Credit: Hasib Wahab
Belal dried off and carried the fawn to safety. Photo Credit: Hasib Wahab
The baby fawn resting after nearly drowning. Photo Credit: Hasib Wahab
In no time, the deer was up and ready for some more adventure. Photo Credit: Hasib Wahab
The baby was soon reunited with his/her waiting family. Photo Credit: Hasib Wahab

— Kayla Newcomer, exclusive to Global Animal