Brad Pitt rescued a child from a stampede. Watch the drama unfold

  • IANS, Madrid
  • Updated: May 24, 2016 14:06 IST
Brad Pitt was shooting for his new film Allied when the incident happened. (Twitter)

Brad Pitt has been hailed as a hero after saving a young girl from being crushed by a crowd that had assembled to watch filming of his latest movie, Allied.

Pitt rushed to her rescue as a huge crowd gathered to watch him shoot in Las Palmas, the capital of Gran Canaria in the Spanish Canary Islands, reports

The drama unfolded when hundreds of fans rushed forward to take photographs and selfies of Pitt, who plays intelligence officer Max Vatan embarking on a risky mission behind enemy lines in Allied.

Spanish newspaper reported the girl was in danger of being crushed against a security barrier but no one noticed, except Pitt, who leaped into action and helped her.

Watch how Pitt spots the girl and pulls her away from the crowd:

Pitt was shooting for his new film Allied as fans waved to him from behind a barricade. (Twitter)

He spotted a young girl surrounded by the crowd. (Twitter)

With help from his bodyguards, he helped pull the girl up. (Twitter)

The young girl was trapped right at the front of the crowd with nowhere to go. (Twitter)

Pitt’s bodyguard lifted the girl to safety on the other side of the barricade. (Twitter)

Pitt ensured that the girl’s mother found her and then returned to work. (Twitter)

He grabbed hold of the girl and with the help of his bodyguards, lifted her to safety and on to the road before making sure she was safe and well with her mother.

Watch a couple of videos that captured the event from different angles

Shooting of the film, set in World War II, started in London but the entire crew has travelled out to the Canaries for scenes in both Gran Canaria and neighbouring Fuerteventura.

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