Desperate rope rescue across raging river

A rescue attempt (CCTV+/YouTube)
A rescue attempt (CCTV+/YouTube)

China has been lashed by Typhoon Lionrock, causing severe flooding in the northeast province of Jilin.

As water levels rise, rivers overflow their banks, turning into raging torrents that sweep away all before them.

Thirty-four workers were trapped on the bankside of Nanping town, and time was short.

Using a remote control helicopter, rescue teams were able to carry a rope over to the other side of the river, and after a five-hour effort all the workers were saved.

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