13-Year-Old Rescued From Treacherous River Amid Pakistan Floods

A rescue team braved treacherous waters in a dinghy to save a 13-year-old boy trapped in the middle of a river in Pakistan, footage posted on August 30 shows.

The footage, posted by Pakistani emergency services, shows the teenager trapped on a rock in the middle of the Panjkora River. Two rescuers are seen paddling towards the boy in a dinghy, before assisting him safely onto their boat.

Pakistan has been battling widespread flooding, with the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) putting the death toll at least 1,136.

The United Nations has called the flooding a “climate catastrophe”. Credit: Rescue 1122 via Storyful