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Saturday, 18 September 2021

Volunteers rescued tourists trapped on lighthouse after water level rises in China

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Volunteers rescued tourists trapped on lighthouse after water level rises in China
Volunteers rescued tourists trapped on lighthouse after water level rises in China

A team of volunteers rescued tourists trapped on a lighthouse after the water level rose in southern China.

A team of volunteers rescued tourists trapped on a lighthouse after the water level rose in southern China.

The heroic video, shot in the city of Beihai in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on June 27, shows a volunteer named Xu Jianben in a lifebuoy holding a rope to struggling to swim towards a lighthouse.

Another clip shows two more volunteers walking along the rocks meeting the previous volunteer and the two trapped tourists.

The rescuers were able to reach them after the water level dropped to 3.3 metres at around 11 pm.

With the help of around 100 rescuers, the trapped woman and man were both brought back to safety after around 8 hours.

According to reports, the woman and the man walked to the lighthouse in the middle of a sea when the water level was low.

But the water level suddenly rose, meaning they could not get back to shore.

Fortunately, the two tourists were not injured seriously.

They left the site after being checked by the paramedics.

The video was provided by local media with permission.