Dramatic Video Shows Black Hawk Helicopter Crew Rescuing Honduran Child From Hurricane Floodwaters

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A Black Hawk helicopter crew rescued a toddler from Hurricane Eta floodwaters in Honduras.

Footage of the rescue was released Friday by the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service.

“A U.S. Army HH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crew assigned to the 1-228th Aviation Regiment, Joint Task Force-Bravo rescues a Honduran child from Hurricane Eta’s high floodwaters at San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Nov. 6, 2020,” the video was captioned.

According to Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei, the number of dead and missing due to the hurricane was estimated to be 150 on Friday, Al Jazeera reported.

“At this moment we calculate that, between the dead and those missing, non-official figures put it at more or less 150 dead, and we say non-official because we don’t have it totally confirmed, the president said, according to the outlet. (RELATED: Hurricane Eta Hits Nicaragua Coast After Being Declared Category 4 Storm)

The country has only been using one helicopter for hurricane rescue efforts, according to Giammattei.

“We have a lot of people trapped [whom] we have not been able to reach,” he said.

Hurricane Eta made landfall Nov. 3 as a category four hurricane.

“This is the worst storm Honduras has seen in decades. The damage will undoubtedly be significant,” UNICEF representative Mark Connolly told the outlet. He estimated about 1.5 million children will end up being affected by Hurricane Eta.