When a 72-year-old man fell unconscious into the Nervión River in the northern Spanish city of Bilbao, Senegalese migrant Mouhammad Diouf did not hesitate. Diouf jumped into the river and for 15 minutes kept the man afloat. The 27-year-old arrived in Spain four years ago after a 20-month journey. After the video of the rescue went viral, a request was opened on Change.org to reward his courageous act with legal permission to stay in Spain.
• This video was republished on 27 June 2021. Due to mislabelled agency content, an earlier version misattributed a video interview to Mouhammad Diouf when the speaker was Serigne Sene.