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[Watch] Heroic Stranger Rescues Woman In Submerged Car Amidst Gushing Floodwaters

[Watch] Heroic Stranger Rescues Woman In Submerged Car Amidst Gushing Floodwaters

The woman’s Perodua Myvi skidded and ended up in a drain overflowing with floodwaters along Jalan Johor Baru-Mersing.

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A man was praised for saving the lives of two women as they were swept away by strong currents in a drain overflowing with floodwaters.

According to the police statement, the 37-year-old woman was heading towards Kota Tinggi along Jalan Johor Baru-Mersing in a Perodua Myvi before losing control of the vehicle.

The car skidded and landed in the drain. She was travelling with a 43-year-old female passenger and they were both rescued by passersby.

In the viral clip, the woman could be seen clinging for her dear life on the back of her submerged Myvi.

The man leapt into the drain full of gushing water to rescue her. He helped her get to the drain’s embankment.

Kota Tinggi police chief Superintendent Hussin Zamora confirmed the incident occurred at 9.20am yesterday (7 January).

Hussin said the driver escaped without injuries, but her passenger sustained minor injuries and was rushed to the Kota Tinggi Hospital.

The unidentified rescuer did not lodge a report and immediately left the scene. He also allegedly escaped unhurt.

The submerged Myvi is swept away and allegedly yet to be recovered. The case will be investigated under Road Traffic Rules 1959, Rule 10 LN 166/59.

The police advised everyone to be careful and to heed traffic rules to ensure everyone’s safety, especially during the rainy season.

The hero has been identified

The hero of the day has been identified as a man in his 50s named Choo Ngiam Choong who works as a contractor.

Choo told Berita Harian that he didn’t give much thought before leaping into the drain to save the woman who was clinging to the back of her submerged car.

Choo was on his way to get breakfast and was headed towards Mawai from Kota Tinggi when he stopped his car after noticing his friend stopped his vehicle.

He was shocked to see a Perodua Myvi half-submerged and drifting in the drain overflowing with floodwaters.

He said a woman managed to save herself but another woman was still clinging onto the vehicle.

Choo jumped into the water and said some passersby helped to pull them out.

I’m grateful and happy to be able to rescue the woman in less than five seconds to prevent any unwanted incident from happening.

Choo Ngiam Choong

Choo, who hails from Kota Tinggi, said he was also grateful for not sustaining any injuries while helping the victim.

He said he’s a good swimmer and has traversed the challenging and hilly areas before. Due to this, he’s thankful for having the stamina to rescue the victim.

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