Roberto Blanco
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92-year-old rescued from flooded river in Colombia

12 September 2013 Last updated at 13:31 BST

A 92-year-old-man from the Colombian city of Barranquilla had a lucky escape after being swept away in a flooded river.

After managing to grab hold of a cable, Roberto Blanco had to keep a firm grip while police and passers-by attempted a precarious rescue.

Bruno Garcez reports.