People Form 82-Foot-Long Human Chain On Thin Ice To Save Drowning Family

The family fell into a frozen lake

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People Form 82-Foot-Long Human Chain On Thin Ice To Save Drowning Family
Locals of Tangshan City in north China's Hebei province came together on Sunday to save a mother and her two children who fell into a frozen lake. The incident took place when the three fell through an icy lake in a local culture park in the city, reports CCTV Plus. To rescue them, dozens of residents held hands and formed a human chain 82-feet-long on thin ice in a heartwarming display of solidarity and courage. Many locals at the park rushed to lend a helping hand on hearing their cries of help, says a person who participated in the rescue.

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.

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"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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