Video: Driver rescued after plunging into a river in heavy fog

Rescuers save a man who drove straight into a river in China during heavy fog

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The Independent Online

A driver was rescued from a river in southwest China after driving into the shallow water due to heavy fog.

The driver was coming back from an evening out in Nantong City in China's Sichuan Province when a fog blanketed the entire city and made visibility on the road near impossible. He ploughed into the Jialing River, a a tributary of the Yangtze River, the largest in Asia.

Firefighters were quick on the scene to rescue the stranded man, throwing him a life jacket immediately as he could be seen shuddering in the back of the vehicle.

A rescuer, who was attached to a rope held by the team on shore, then wadded through the shallow water and brought the driver back to shore safely.