Locals use ropes and and a giant net to ‘catch’ soldier as he’s washed down the river by intense floods

A soldier washed down a river by intense floods was saved by quick thinking locals – who managed to catch him using a rope and a net.

The man was struggling to swim against the strong current after falling into the water just over a mile upstream.

He looked to be in grave danger until quick-thinking residents came to the rescue .

Standing on the bridge, the soldier’s rescuers threw down a large piece of netting and ropes for the soldier to grab hold of as he was swept underneath the structure.

Thankfully, the soldier manages to get a grip on the material as onlookers attempt to hoist him up out of the water.

The video cuts off just before the man is rescued.

According to iFeng News, the soldier had been floating down the river for 2km (1.2 miles).

The incident occurred at a bridge in Huaihua city in the Hunan province of China.

Different versions of the video have been shared on several Chinese social media sites and have clocked up more than 600,000 views.


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