Firefighters rescue woman from being swept away by rapid water in southern China

Firefighters rescued a woman being washed down a river in southern China's Pengzhou city on June 21.

The video shows a woman being swept down a river after accidentally falling in.

Firemen can be seen running alongside to catch up to the woman and throw a life buoy to her. Then a firefighter tied to a rope jumped into the river to save her.

Other firefighters and kind-hearted residents on the shore pulled them back to safety.

After the paramedics and the ambulance arrived, the woman was sent to hospital.