Rescued! Another breathtaking video of rescuers working together to save a life threatened by the waters of Hurricane Ian has captured hearts across the Internet.
Orange County Sheriff’s Office posted footage of the rescue to their Twitter page with this description:
“Deputies rescued a woman whose car was swept away by an extreme current in floodwaters at Dean & Lake Underhill where the Little Econ River surged. Five deputies formed a human chain & used rope to venture into rushing water 10 feet deep to save the woman.”
RESCUE: Deputies rescued a woman whose car was swept away by an extreme current in floodwaters at Dean & Lake Underhill where the Little Econ River surged. Five deputies formed a human chain & used rope to venture into rushing water 10 feet deep to save the woman. #HurricaneIan pic.twitter.com/SkVOLXfzFj
— Orange County Sheriff’s Office (@OrangeCoSheriff) October 3, 2022
Fox News Orlando reported that this was only one of many other rescues performed by deputies in the wake of Hurricane Ian.
They also report that “the National Guard was called to rescue 150 people from an Orlando assisted living facility along, a couple dozen people from Union Park, and 45 others from Orlo Vista due to massive floodwaters.”
The National Weather Desk covered the rescue of the woman by the human chain of officers along with a smiling photo of the heroes.
The sheriff’s office stated that it may have been “kismet” that one of the responding officers had the rope in his vehicle that resulted in a successful rescue from potential drowning.
On the Facebook reel posted by the sheriff’s office, commenters offer full admiration and support for the first responders.
“Heroes in our midst! And praise God this woman was found safe!”
“Thank God for our first responders.”
“Thank you to each and every first responder for putting your lives at risk to make sure that we were all safe.”
Safely through the waters. That is our prayer for all the residents recovering from the storm and every first responder looking out for them.