Rescuers on a boat find a red convertible with a woman inside just before it submerged into flood waters.
“Do you have something?” Yes, a woman in a sinking car. Three Baton Rouge men in a boat navigating floodwater arrived to find a sinking red convertible just as it was about to completely submerge and with shrinking airspace in the passenger compartment.
“Get out!” one of the men called to the woman inside.
“I’m trying!” she replied.
“Oh, my god, I’m drowning!” she cried as the rescuers tried to break the window, then slash open the vinyl top. They failed to break the window.
One of the men jumped into the brown, low-visibility water. He ripped open the soft roof and was able to help the woman out of an opening.
“My dog, get my dog,” the woman said immediately after she was freed from the car and floating in the flood water. She ordered the man, “down, down!” and pushed down on his head an shoulder. Then she submerged her face in the water to attempt to rescue the dog herself.
Initially, the man who jumped in the water couldn’t find the dog — still below the surface of the water.
“Dude, she’s gone,” said one of the men on the boat.
“No, she better not be,” the woman said.
The man in the water dove toward the submerged car, and surfaced with the woman’s little white dog — alive and safe. “I got your dog! Go to the boat,” he said.
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