Heroic man rescues woman, dog from sinking car in Baton Rouge flood
David Phung pulled a woman and her dog from a sinking car during intense flooding in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA — A woman was rescued from a sinking car on Saturday, after deadly floods hit Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
WAFB reports that some men on a boat came upon a woman inside a red convertible that was already half-submerged in floodwater. Video footage of the incident shows the woman calling for help, as rescuers try to get her out.
They first attempt to break the window, but fail. The car continues to sink, and soon the woman is fully underwater. One man finally jumps into the water and tears through the convertible’s roof. The hero, identified as David Phung, manages to pull the woman out to safety.
The woman then shouts for Phung to “Get my dog!”, and is distraught when her savior can’t locate the pooch. When one man suggests the dog is gone, the woman replies, “She better not be.”
In one final attempt, Phung dives in and manages to finally save the puppy. All three then swim back to the boat.
Thousands of people had to be rescued after torrential rains dropped six to ten inches of rain in parts of Louisiana. REUTERS
The video ends with Phung guiding the woman to safety while holding the small dog under one arm. VIA WAFB
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