Last week, Nguyễn Văn Toàn, 50, living in Thạch Đài Commune, Thạch Hà District, Hà Tĩnh Province, suffered sudden heart pain and needed to go a hospital’s emergency ward, but his house was deeply flooded.
Upon receiving the news, two local policemen immediately drove a motorbike with a boat to Toàn's house.
One drove and the other had to follow behind to support the boat on the 2km road to reach the patient‘s house and take him to the hospital in time.
The image from a video showed one officer driving the bike, the other jogging behind with the boat, both wearing raincoats and life jackets under the torrential rain.
The jogger was Lieutenant Phạm Duy Triết, a deputy police officer of Thạch Đài Commune. And the motorbike driver was his colleague.
With the timely help of two local policemen, the patient was quickly removed from the floodplain and taken to hospital. Heavy rain and rising floodwater in recent days have seriously affected the lives of people in central Việt Nam. In Hà Tĩnh Province, floodwaters have engulfed many houses, trapping many people and making many other sick people unable to receive timely medical care.
The clip of two policemen helping the man in the flooded area was recorded by a resident and posted on Facebook, touching the online community. — VNS