Man nearly swept away while attempting to save woman

May 21, 2017 6:38 pm Last Updated: May 21, 2017 6:38 pm


A brave man risked his life to save a woman that was stuck in her car in the midst of a severely flooded street, as shown in the video below.

Ellicott City, Maryland experienced this historic flooding in July, 2016, without any warning. The entire historic Main Street district was flooded.

One man approached the woman in the car, but he was swept off his feet. Somehow, he was able to come back to try again.

Several people helped him formed a human chain to try to help the woman, but she was too afraid to leave her car. Finally, the man managed to carry the woman towards the rest of the rescuers, bringing her to safety.