Stunning and heart-pounding videos of heroic rescues continue to emerge after Hurricane Ian battered parts of Florida.
One of the latest clips to surface from the chaos shows cops in Orange County forming a human chain to rescue a woman caught up in a current and at risk of being swept away.
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“Deputies rescued a woman on Thursday whose car was swept away by an extreme current in floodwaters at Dean & Lake Underhill, where the Little Econ River surged,” read a tweet from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
Five officers came together to form the human chain. They also used rope — which one of the cops happened to have in his vehicle — and got into the 10-foot-deep waters to reach the woman in crisis.
Fortunately, cops were able to get the woman to safety despite the dangerous surge unfolding in the Little Econlockhatchee River, WKMG-TV reported.
RESCUE: Deputies rescued a woman on Thursday whose car was swept away by an extreme current in floodwaters at Dean & Lake Underhill where the Little Econ River surged. Five deputies formed a human chain & used rope to venture into rushing water 10 feet deep to save the woman. pic.twitter.com/idXy9yPJ6u— Orange County Sheriff’s Office (@OrangeCoSheriff) September 30, 2022
At some point, part of that same road collapsed due to the floodwaters.
The cops’ rescue follows other incredible stories of people going out of their way to save others from dangers imposed by the storm.
As Faithwire previously reported, a Florida man nicknamed “Chainsaw” recounted his daring decision to boldly brave Hurricane Ian to try to save lives.
Doug McGill told CNN’s Jim Acosta he was aboard his 38-foot sailboat, which he lives on, when raging winds and waters tossed him about. Fortunately, he was able to help three men in a dire situation.
McGill, who was riding out the storm inside the vessel, saw the men struggling to get out of the second-story window of a nearby building.
“It was just about underwater, and they were trapped inside,” he told CNN. “I got them out of the other side, and they were done — got them on the boat.”
His quick-thinking actions saved the men.
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