Locals form human chain to rescue driver trapped by flood

Woman rescued from car in Maryland floods after men form human chain

Incredible footage has emerged of the moment locals came to the rescue of a woman who'd become stranded in her car during heavy flooding.

The video was filmed in Maryland, USA, which had seen heavy rainfall over the weekend. It begins with floodwater rushing down the street at high speed, as a small convertible is pulled along by the current.

Locals can be heard shouting to the woman to turn the car towards the side of the street, but with the water flowing quickly she seems unable to control her car.

Instead, three men link arms and venture out into the rushing water to help the woman escape. She manages to get through the passenger-side window, at which point the closest man picks her up.

She then takes the hand of another rescuer as bystanders work together to pull everyone back to safety.