Big car in water - level 3

Big car in water - level 3

12-06-2013 06:00

Trapped on a bridge with water levels rising, it took an elaborate rescue effort by firefighters to get the driver of this truck to safety. It happened in the city of Guilin in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Heavy rains over the past few days have caused rivers to rise.

When they received the emergency call, local firefighters rushed to the scene and saw the driver trapped in the middle of the flooded bridge. They were worried the turbulent river water could swallow the vehicle and the driver at any time. After tossing a safety rope to the driver who later fixed it to the vehicle, a firefighter wearing a life jacket and safety belt was hoisted by a crane to evacuate the driver.

The man involved wasn't injured, but he did appear to be shaken after the rescue.

Interesting words: elaborate (complicated), turbulent (dangerously moving), toss (throw), hoist (lift) crane (large tall machine for lifting heavy things).

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