Man saved with a ladder - level 3, A12

Man saved with a ladder - level 3, A12

26-07-2012 18:00

As flood waters in China rise at a rate of a metre an hour, firefighters try to work out how to rescue a man trapped in the torrents.

After failing to get to him with a rope, they decide to try something a bit different. They tie a ladder to a digger.

Officials eventually managed to reach the man and pull him to safety. He was then taken to hospital for a check-up.


Interesting words: torrent (strong fast water), digger (machine for digging holes), check-up (medical examination).

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