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Shocking footage has emerged of the moment a man tried to drown a woman before two bystanders intervened.
A 52-year-old man, who has not been identified, now faces an attempted murder charge over the incident.
The man had been cooling off in a fountain with a woman on August 9 in a park in Valencia, Spain.
But when a passer-by offered to take their picture, he fled when the man handed him his mobile phone.
Local media reported the man thought his female acquaintance was in on the theft.
Phone footage of the drama then allegedly shows the shirtless man, who appears to be drunk, holding the woman by her hair, forcing her head down to the water.
One person can be heard shouting: “He’s going to kill her.”
As the crowd pleads with the man to let her go, the footage shows the man holding on to her until another man in a red top jumps in and gets him in a stranglehold.
A second rescuer then jumps in and throws a flurry of punches.
The footage then shows the man release the woman’s hair when the second man lands a large punch, knocking him down.
The woman is then seen escaping back to dry land.
Paramedics arrived on the scene within minutes and took the injured pair to hospital.
The man was treated for a cut eyebrow and cheekbone, while the woman was treated for blows she had received.