Incredible footage has emerged showing the moment a group of people risked their lives and formed a human chain to save a woman in floods in Maryland.
The video surfaced from Ellicott City, where at least two people have died and more than 100 have been rescued in the torrential downpours.
The quick-thinking heroes are seen linking arms and moving out into the raging waters in a bid to reach a woman trapped in a car.
In less than a couple of minutes she is pulled to safety as her car gets swallowed by the aggressive floodwaters.
Officials are branding this the worst flooding they have ever seen hit the historic town.
Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman said,
Around five buildings were completely destroyed, more than 30 severely damaged and nearly 170 vehicles washed away.