(May 30th, 2012) Rescuers pull to safety a taxi driver and his passenger stranded in the
gushing waters of a flooded dam in southern China.
The taxi was being driven across the dam when the gushing waters, triggered by
heavy rain, washed the vehicle off the road.
Both the driver and passenger got out of the car and clung to a pier in the
middle of the raging waters.
Firefighters managed to rescue the passenger in the lower reaches of the river
after she was washed downstream, but had to wait for a crane to be sent to
the site before they were able to reach the trapped driver.
With the help of the crane's lifting arm, rescuers delivered a rope and life
vest to the victim.
The driver was pulled to safety after being stranded for about an hour.
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