Four residents of Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, who risked their rescue of citizens trapped in cars due to river flooding during the torrential rain, so-called 'Go-Movement Avengers', were awarded the exemplary citizen commendation.
According to the city of Yongin, the Dongmakcheon Stream in Gogi-dong, Suji-gu, Yongin-si, Yongin-si, overflowed around 11:30 pm on the 8th.
Resident A got into the car to move and parked for fear that the car parked in the empty lot by the stream would be flooded, but was swept up by the sudden increase in river water and got trapped in the car.
The engine was turned off, and the water in the car started to fill up in a situation where the door did not open due to water pressure.
After lung cancer surgery, Mr. A, who was wearing a portable ventilator, said that he thought, 'I'm dying now' as he was breathing hard.
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At that moment, Kang-man Lee, who found Mr. A trapped in the car, and three acquaintances rushed through the torrent and approached the car.
This bankbook and others tried hard to open the driver's door from the outside, but the door did not move due to water pressure.
Just as the car was about to float away in the swelled water, this bankbook opened the back door and, together with acquaintances, rescued Mr. A through the back door.
Mr. A said, "They are the righteous of life." He said, "I don't know how to say thank you. Thank you very much."
Mr. A ended up scrapping the flooded car because he only had liability insurance.
Lee said, "In a way, it's normal for neighbors to receive an award, but it's rather embarrassing."
Yongin Mayor Lee Sang-il, who was informed of this news, decided to award a certificate of exemplary citizen citation to four people, including the bankbook Lee, who rescued Mr. A.
(Photo=provided by Gyeonggi-do, Yonhap News)