WATCH: Man Saves Woman and Dog from Sinking Car in Dramatic Rescue in Baton Rouge Flood
A team of rescuers pulled the woman out of her submerged vehicle before realizing a dog was also inside
http://WAFB.images.worldnow.com/interface/js/WNVideo.js?rnd=246759200;hostDomain=www.wafb.com;playerWidth=630;playerHeight=355;isShowIcon=true;clipId=12660346;flvUri=;partnerclipid=;adTag=Station%2050;advertisingZone=;enableAds=true;landingPage=;islandingPageoverride=;playerType=STANDARD_EMBEDDEDscript;controlsType=fixedWAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, SportsA woman and her dog narrowly escaped tragedy in Baton Rouge when a team of men in a boat came upon them in a sinking car during the deadly floods ravaging Louisiana in recent days.
The video, broadcast on WAFB, shows three men on a boat desperately trying to break into the red soft-top convertible as it sinks into the floodwater.
“Oh my God, I’m drowning,” a woman is heard screaming from inside the vehicle.
One of the rescuers, identified by the New York Daily News as David Phung, jumps into the murky water and pulls the woman out from the car’s sunroof as the vehicle completely submerges.
Safely above the water, the woman desperately begs Phung to find her dog, which is still in the car.
Phung disappears in the water and emerges with the panicked pet.
“I got the dog, I got the dog,” he shouts.
All three survived unharmed and were able to get to safety, according to WAFB.
At least three people have died in the “unprecedented” flooding that has battered Louisiana, NBC News reports.
According to ABC News An elderly man drowned after slipping and falling in the high flood waters of East Baton Rouge Parish. Another man in St. Helena Parish died after his pickup truck was swept off of a submerged highway.
The heavy rain began on Friday, with between six and 10 inches of rain falling on parts of southeast Louisiana, NBC reports. Several more inches followed Saturday, and more is expected to fall.
“This is certainly not over. The rain continues to fall in the areas that have been most impacted already. This is a very slow-moving, low pressure system,” Louisiana Gov. John Edwards said at a recent press conference. “Because these are record floods, we don’t know how wide the water is going to get in these areas.”