Check Out The Bachelorette's Hannah Brown Helping Save Man From River After His Raft Flipped

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Hannah Brown made a name for herself on ABC thanks to her stints on The Bachelor and as leading lady of The Bachelorette, but her latest big move didn't involve distributing roses. Brown recently helped save a man who fell in the river after his raft flipped, and the unexpected incident was caught on video. A camera was mounted on the helmet of the man who needed help, and it reveals a side of Hannah Brown that she never showed in Bachelor Nation.

The man's girlfriend, who uses the social media handle Quintnugget, posted the video on Instagram. Take a look:

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As it turns out, Hannah Brown and her family were rafting on the Ocoee River in Tennessee at the same time as the woman and her boyfriend, when the raft flipped and sent the group into the water. The caption to the video fortunately confirms that the man wasn't actively drowning and everybody involved was okay other than getting beat up by the rocks, and the flipped boat clearly wasn't so traumatizing that Hannah Brown's rescue wasn't "AWESOME."

News that Hannah Brown had helped the man actually hit social media on June 13, when the woman shared "how fun" it was that the Bachelorette star had saved her boyfriend. The woman also clarified that her boyfriend was never drowning or suffocating, but that Brown pulled him onto her raft as he was being carried downstream. She then shared the full story on Twitter, posting:

She was on the river with us. our raft flipped and her and her family were on the trip with us she ended up pulling my bf onto their raft after the current took him. I didn’t know who she was but her mom said she had just won DWTS and that she was the bachelorette!

Apparently, Hannah Brown's celebrity status didn't even hit the woman at first, and she had to be told that Brown had been the star of The Bachelorette and then gone on to appear on and ultimately win the latest season of Dancing with the Stars. Brown's face was all over ABC in 2019 thanks first to Colton Underwood's season of The Bachelor, then The Bachelorette and then finally Dancing with the Stars. Who would have expected to randomly meet her while rafting on a river in Tennessee?

Hannah Brown recently found herself in figurative hot water after she was caught on camera using a racial slur when singing along to DaBaby's "Rockstar." Brown did go on to apologize for using the slur and promise to do better in the future. Bachelorette alum Tyler Cameron, who vied for Brown's heart before she went for Jed "Wrong Reasons" Wyatt, spoke up about the controversy.

Bachelor Nation has been mired in controversy due to its failure to cast a black lead in any of its seasons aside from Rachel Lindsay's run as The Bachelorette back in 2017, but The Bachelor has since cast Matt James as the first black Bachelor. Hannah Brown is presumably done with Bachelor Nation for the time being, not least because there was no Bachelor in Paradise in 2020. For now, she can stick with saving rafters!

Laura Hurley
Senior Content Producer

Laura turned a lifelong love of television into a valid reason to write and think about TV on a daily basis. She's not a doctor, lawyer, or detective, but watches a lot of them in primetime. Resident of One Chicago, the galaxy far, far away, and Northeast Ohio. Will not time travel, but will sneak references to The X-Files into daily conversation.