VIDEO: Man saved from floodwater in China

Posted at 1:51 PM, Jul 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-05 13:51:32-04

(CNN) - Southern China played host to high drama as rescuers attempted to save a trapped man from floodwater on Wednesday.

Rescuers managed to throw a hose down to the trapped individual.

The trapped man was eventually pulled up and out of the water, but not before a fight for his life.

Southern China has been experiencing record rainfall.

More than 20,000 homes have been damaged and 169,000 people have been displaced as a result of the flooding.

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