The woman and her dog were rescued from rising floodwaters in Louisiana just as their car became completely submerged.
A dramatic rescue was captured on video Saturday in Baton Rouge as a man pulled a woman and her dog out of a car sinking into floodwaters.
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Three civilian rescuers in a boat came upon a sinking red convertible as it was nearly submerged in floodwaters.
One of the men on the boat immediately tells the woman in the car to get out, when a voice from inside the car responds, “I'm trying.”
The men then try to break a window of the car and search for a knife to cut through the convertible top of the car.
“Oh my God, I’m drowning,” the woman can be heard saying.
The group of men are seen trying to break through the window of the car when one of them jumps into the murky water in a desperate attempt to pull the woman out.
As he opens a hole in the convertible top, water floods in and the car sinks further, prompting the rescuer to reach deep into the murky water for the woman.