Dozens link hands to save child from icy water

Dozens of people joined hands to rescue a child who accidentally fell into water through an ice hole in Tangshan of Hebei Province on January 7.

Dozens of people joined hands to rescue a child who accidentally fell into water through an ice hole in Tangshan of Hebei Province on January 7, according to Pear Video. 

As video shot by a witness showed, dozens of people, including men, women, the elderly and children, stood hand in hand in a line of more than 20 meters in an attempt to pull the drowning child from the freezing water. 

They eventually succeeded and the child survived their icy ordeal.

As to be expected, many netizens were moved by the rescue effort, although others pointed out that it was dangerous for so many people to stand on the ice like that and suggested crawling as a safer method.

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