The flooding in Baton Rouge has taken a toll on Louisiana. At least four people have lost their lives to the historic flood, and countless others have lost their homes, pets, and more.
But in the midst of chaos, there are always heroes. Last weekend, a group of young men became heroes when they rescued a woman and her dog from the flood. With not a second to spare.
The men were boating through the flooded streets when they were stopped by the sound of a woman’s cries. They discovered that she was in her car– nearly submerged in the rising, murky water– trapped. They sprang into action in a dramatic rescue, caught on video.
First, the men attempted to break the window. They shout at her to cover her eyes in case the glass shatters as they slam a pole into the side of the car window. “We’re coming!” one man shouts. Between their cries, the woman can be heard inside: “Oh my God. I’m drowning.”
When the glass doesn’t break, they come up with a different plan. “Get me a knife! Get me a knife!” shouts one of the men. The car is sinking quickly, but the men can still hear the woman inside.
“Please help me!” she cries.
They slice through the convertible’s soft top, as one man– named David Phung– jumps into the water to pull the woman from her now fully submerged car.
The woman is in complete shock, and– in a panic– tells David that her dog is still trapped inside the car. When David can’t reach the dog, the woman tries to swim down herself, but she can’t reach her pet either. “Maybe she’s gone” says one of the men on the boat. Not even a second later, David pulls a little white dog from the sunken car, alive.
Watch the incredible rescue below.
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