Firefighters in China use crane to rescue elderly man stranded in a river

Firefighters used a crane to rescue a 68-year-old man after he got trapped in a river in southern China's Leshan city on August 22.

The video shows an elderly man stranded in the middle of a river and firefighters sending a life jacket to him before using a crane to pick up the man.

According to reports, the water level suddenly rose when the man was collecting scrap iron in the river.

Fortunately, nearby villagers spotted the elderly man and called firefighters to ask for help.