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Chinese firefighters rescue teen clinging onto tree in middle of rapid floodwater

Firefighters rescued a 15-year-old boy grabbing a tree to avoid being washed away by rapid floodwater after the heaviest rainstorm on record hit central China. The heroic video, shot in the city of Pingdingshan in Henan Province on July 23, shows a boy getting holding onto a tree. Firefighters threw a rope to the other side of the river and formed a zipline. A fireman then carried a life line, a life jacket and a rescue belt when approaching the boy. After putting the life jacket and rescue belt on for the boy, he was then pulled back to the shore by other firemen. According to reports, the boy tried to ride an electric bike across the river but got trapped in the middle of it. Luckily, someone spotted the incident and called the police for help. The boy was rescued successfully and he was not in life-threatening condition. The video was provided by local media with permission.

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