Thursday, December 7, 2023

Youth rescues woman after vehicle swept away by floodwaters

A young man rescued a woman who was in danger of being swept away by floodwaters in a swollen river in Baja California Sur on Thursday.

After the woman’s car was swept away by floodwaters, she managed to escape the vehicle only to be dragged away by the current, eventually grabbing onto a small tree.

Video posted to social media shows how a young man waded into the rushing water and pulled the woman to safety, as her vehicle sank into the churning river at the San Pedro bridge south of La Paz.

Authorities in Baja California Sur had to rescue at least five other people swept away by floods after torrential rains hit the area on Thursday. And to the north of La Paz, Civil Protection said that a family of four was carried away by the flooding.

Tropical Storm Kevin stayed far offshore but nonetheless led to heavy rains in Baja, especially in the Los Cabos area, where flash floods have been reported and some roads have been affected.

With reports from El Universal

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