Good Samaritans rescue woman, dog from Louisiana floodwaters

Posted at 3:22 PM, Aug 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-14 15:22:35-04

As historic flooding ravaged parts of Louisiana over the weekend, a group of Good Samaritans helped save a woman and her dog from a car sinking into floodwaters.

The video, shot by WAFB-TV in Baton Rouge, shows an unidentified woman trapped in a submerged red car with a convertible top.

“Oh my God, I’m drowning!” she can be heard saying.

After attempts to break the car’s windows were unsuccessful, one man dove into the water, tore the car’s roof off and pulled the woman out.

After saving the driver, the man dove back into the wreckage and saved her dog.

WAFB reports that the man, the woman and the dog all safely made it back to the rescue boat.

Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.