Passerby makes a heroic rescue as a car begins sinking into the river

Amsterdam is known for its beautiful waterways and canals. Once and a while however these waterways can become quite a hazard. A woman who lost control of her car drove it into one of the canals and it began to sink quickly.

One passerby jumped into the canal without hesitation to save the woman and her child from the fast sinking vehicle. One man jumped in without hesitation and more followed him in to help with the rescue. Without the intervention of these regular people this family could have been seriously injured. While these accidents are rare, having the right people around who will not hesitate to brave the danger can improve the chances of survival.

This video just goes to show that ordinary people can be heroes. Intervention in crisis can save lives and we celebrate the sacrifice of these ordinary heroes.

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