The Sun : Navy instructor saves new recruit from grenade after he doesn’t throw it far enough

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A NAVY instructor saved a bungling trainee soldier with milliseconds to spare after he accidentally threw a grenade too close to the group. 

The drama, which was caught on camera, unfolded during a training session at China's Naval Aviation University. 

The trainee's instructor pulled him away and rolled them both into a foxhole
The trainee's instructor pulled him away and rolled them both into a foxhole
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The footage shows the would-be marine standing with his back to a short boundary wall when his instructor nearby gives him the order to throw the hand grenade.

The recruit turns and lobs the explosive, but he fails to launch it over the parapet and instead throws it at the ground by his feet.

Before the blundering navy recruit can react, his instructor has pulled him away. 

The terrified recruit collapses on his hands and knees.

But his quick-reacting instructor rolls him into a nearby trench before disaster strikes, as the footage shows.

The grenade explodes just as the pair disappear down the foxhole.

The trainee was supposed to throw the grenade over the bank of earth
The trainee was supposed to throw the grenade over the bank of earth
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The team's instructor instinctively reacted when realising the bomb had fallen short
The team's instructor instinctively reacted when realising the bomb had fallen short

The pair were not harmed and social media users were full of praise for the instructor, who saved the trainee's life.

One said: "He doesn't know how to throw a grenade and didn't properly cover either."

While another added: "I failed my grenade lobbing exam because I could only throw it 27 metres…"

The trainee was dragged into a foxhole, holes that troops use to shelter from explosions, within 0.01 seconds
The trainee was dragged into a foxhole, holes that troops use to shelter from explosions, within 0.01 seconds
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The grenade explodes (pictured) when the solider and his instructor are safely in the foxhole
The grenade explodes (pictured) when the solider and his instructor are safely in the foxhole
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