Dramatics scenes in Amsterdam have seen four local men dive into icy water to rescue a mum and her baby from a sinking car.
RTL Nieuws reports that the woman’s vehicle had crashed into a canal on Tuesday afternoon.
It is believed the mother had tried to secure a parking space close to the Schinkel River and as she went to leave the car, it continued to roll forward.
She desperately tried to free her child in the backseat, but was pulled into the cold water with the car.
Several witnesses to the accident did not hesitate to remove their winter coats and jump into the canal, helping the woman and her baby to escape the sinking wreck.
They used a hammer and rocks to carefully break into the car to free the trapped pair.
The four rescuers were hailed as local heroes for their efforts.
The men, who did not know each other before the incident, linked arms for a photograph after the rescue.
This tweet from a local media outlet shared a photo of the men with the caption: 'Here they are: the four men who rescued the mother and child out of the water'.
— AT5 (@AT5) February 9, 2016
One of the heroes, Ruben Abrahams, told local media his heroic moves were ‘quite a natural reaction’.
“I think every healthy young man would have jumped into the water”, he told RTL Nieuws.
The mum and bub were taken to hospital, where they are recovering well.
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