Heroes make human chain to save woman trapped in her car during deadly Maryland flash flood
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A deadly flood ravaged a historic Maryland town on Saturday, destroying businesses and homes.
Two were reported missing after floodwaters blasted through Ellicott City, sweeping away anything in its way, including cars and the people trapped in them.
A dramatic video captured showed several heroes forming a human chain to rescue a woman stuck inside her car as the raging waters rushed the vehicle down Main Street at about 8:30 p.m. on Saturday.
The clip shows Jason Barnes, the owner of All Time Toys, almost immediately overwhelmed by the waters and briefly washed down the city’s Main Street heading toward the trapped car.
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Workers gather by street damage after Saturday night’s flooding in Ellicott City, Md. (KEVIN RECTOR/AP)
“I thought, ‘Oh my god, that’s it for Jason,’” Dave Dempster, who recorded the clip, told the Daily News. “He’s a true hero.”
Moments before Barnes leaped into the rapid floodwaters, another car was carried down the streets and slammed into another vehicle.
With about four people linked by their hands, holding on for their lives, Barnes was able to reach over to the car and save Jaime Knight from her car as the storm raged on