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Chinese firefighters and villagers get together to rescue couple caught in flash flood

Chinese firefighters and local villagers worked together to rescue a couple who got caught in a flash flood in Rizhao, Shandong Province, China. In incredible footage obtained by CGTN, the couple tried to escape the flood by crossing a bridge but ended up stuck on it.

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CGTN

A firefighter swam against raging waters to the couple and attached a zip line to the van.

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CGTN

With the zip line attached, the firefighters sent out two life jackets to the victims.

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CGTN

Once the couple put on the life jackets they hooked themselves to the line. The local villagers and the firefighters pulled the couple to safety.

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CGTN

The couple was okay but their minivan was destroyed. For the full video check below.

 

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