An officer with the Bastrop (LA) Police Department came upon a vehicle overtaken with flood waters with a woman trapped inside over the weekend and immediately took life-saving action.

According to KNOE-TV, Captain Carl Givens initially had the idea to pull the vehicle to safety with the use of a truck and some chains, but made the decision that this plan was not going to work.

So, putting himself at risk, he waded into the flowing flood waters and pulled the woman onto his back, wading back out to higher ground.

The incident was caught on cell phone video and later posted to Facebook.