Incredible moment Washington state Coast Guard hangs below helicopter to save ... trends now

Incredible moment Washington state Coast Guard hangs below helicopter to save ... trends now
Incredible moment Washington state Coast Guard hangs below helicopter to save ... trends now

Incredible moment Washington state Coast Guard hangs below helicopter to save ... trends now

A driver has been rescued from the roof of his truck moments before raging flood water swept it away amid a dramatic helicopter intervention caught on drone camera. 

Pacific Northwest coast guard teams have shared footage of the incredible moment crews used an MH-60 Jayhawk to airlift a man to safety in the coastal city of Astoria, located in Oregon, just over the southern border from Washington state. 

The area has been the epicenter of a deadly atmospheric event known as a 'Pineapple Express' which continues to pound the Pacific Northwest.

Washington and Oregon were pummeled with more than eight inches of rain early this week, as flash floods turned roads into rivers and killed one man who drowned in Portland's Johnson Creek Monday morning. 

USCG Pacific Northwest said they rescued five people amid biblical conditions on Tuesday, including the man stranded on the roof of his truck.

A terrified motorist who became trapped on top of his truck as raging flood waters threatened to submerge it has been rescued in a dramatic helicopter mission

A terrified motorist who became trapped on top of his truck as raging flood waters threatened to submerge it has been rescued in a dramatic helicopter mission

Washington state coast guard has shared footage of the incredible moment crews used an MH-60 Jayhawk to airlift a man to safety in the coastal city of Astoria, which sits in Oregon just over the southern border

Washington state coast guard has shared footage of the incredible moment crews used an MH-60 Jayhawk to airlift a man to safety in the coastal city of Astoria, which sits in Oregon just over the southern border

USCG Pacific Northwest said they rescued five people from torrential floods on Tuesday, including the man stranded on the roof of his truck

USCG Pacific Northwest said they rescued five people from torrential floods on Tuesday, including the man stranded on the roof of his truck

The area has been the epicenter of a deadly atmospheric event known as a 'Pineapple Express' which continues to pound the Pacific Northwest

The area has been the epicenter of a deadly atmospheric event known as a 'Pineapple Express' which continues to pound the Pacific Northwest

Incredible footage shows the Jayhawk propellers whirring in the air several meters above a large body of brown water which stretches as far as the eye can see. 

The motorist can be seen huddled on top of his truck as the flood threatens to submerge it, with the vehicle's roof only just visible above the rising water levels. 

A first responder wearing flippers and diving gear is gradually lowered from the helicopter. 

He battles strong gusts which send flood water spraying in all directions to reach the terrified motorist. 

Eventually

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