The people formed a human chain 25 meters or approximately 82-feet-long to rescue the three in under three minutes.
A video of the rescue was captured by an onlooker.
Watch the video below:
"My friends and I went together with other people. Some went for ropes, and others brought sticks. Then we began the rescue," said Man Xiaomeng, another rescuer, to CCTV Plus.
"Everyone who took part in the operation had only one thought in our minds -- 'we cannot just stand aside and do nothing. We have to save them'," said another rescuer, Gao Xiuwei.
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