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Dramatic rescue caught on camera

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL THAT WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 STORY: A 92-year-old Barranquilla man was rescued from a raging river on Tuesday (September 10), thanks to the help of a local police officer and a group of passers-by. Roberto Blanco's life or death rescue was captured on amateur video, showing the elderly man clinging to a cable as rescuers pulled him to safety from a raging torrent of floodwater. Police and passers-by had heard Blanco's cries for help as he clung onto a cable under a bridge to stop from being swept away from the churning mass of floodwater. They stopped vehicles and got a rope to reach Blanco. Blanco, who collects rubbish from the city's streets for recycling, was reportedly caught up in the fast-flowing floods after he took a nap by the river. Flood-prone Barranquilla does not have rainwater drainage system with the Caribbean's hurricane season afflicting the coastal town with

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