Chinese Police Rescue Woman Trapped in Car by Fast-Flowing Floodwater

A woman was pulled from a car stuck in fast-flowing floodwater in Yingde as heavy flooding hit China’s Guangdong province on June 22 and 23, affecting hundreds of thousands of locals.

Footage posted on Weibo by the Yingde City Public Security Bureau shows the dramatic rescue of the woman, who was trapped in a car in Dazhanzhen, Yingde.

The footage begins with a phone call recording. According to a machine translation, rescuers ask a trapped person where they are and they reply that they are in a car. Bodycam footage then shows officers wading through rapidly flowing water to pull a woman from a silver car onto the bed of a truck.

Persistent heavy rainfall has caused rivers to bloat and forced the evacuation of residents across Guangdong province, according to Xinhua News Agency.

A Yingde government WeChat post said the Bei River peaked at just under 36 meters at midday on June 22. Credit: Yingde City Public Security Bureau via Storyful

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