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Toddler Falls into East River, Saved by Dad and Mysterious Stranger

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NYPost: A 2-year-old toddler fell into the East River at the South Street Seaport this afternoon and was miraculously saved by her father and a mystery Frenchman who dove in after her.

The girl, whose name is unknown at this time, was walking with her father and another child up the ramp to the tall-mast Peking ship docked at the South Street Seaport when she fell about 15 feet into the river below.

Her father, who is from California, and another man jumped in after her. The two quickly grabbed the child and brought her to safety.

The father and child were rushed by ambulance to Bellevue Hospital at 5 p.m., where she is in "good shape, considering," said a police source.

The mystery Frenchman hopped in a cab and left the scene.

The whole incident lasted about 15 seconds, the cop said.

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