Video shows woman, dog in dramatic rescue from US floods

  • 14/08/2016

A woman in the US state of Louisiana has been saved from drowning thanks to men on a boat who broke her out of her submerged car just in time.

The woman's convertible was almost fully underwater when the men arrived and broke a window to free her, WAFB reported.

The dramatic ordeal was caught on video. The footage shows her being pulled from under the water by one of the men, and immediately she cries out for her dog.

The rescuers say they cannot get the dog in the moving waters. Suddenly, the dog emerges from the murky floodwater, and they get to safety.

Record levels of flooding caused by heavy rain across the southern state have caused chaos, with more than 1000 people rescued from flooded homes, roads and cars.