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 |  May 19 2012, 3:01 PM

All forms of motorsports are dangerous, but rally is more so with races sometimes occurring in tight, windy roads in a natural environment. That means trees and lakes are always by a race car’s side, and so are spectators.

Out at the 2012 Mazowiecki Rally, a Renault Clio flipped over and landed into a lake upside-down, trapping both driver and passenger under water. And unlike traditional forms of motorsports, race officials in rally races aren’t everywhere, and can’t be anywhere quickly, which meant driver Patrick Osowiecki and navigator Maciej Wrona were strapped into their bucket seats taking in water.

Thankfully their spectators had no reservations in hopping into the lake to save the driver and passenger. Several fans quickly jumped in helping Osowiecki and Wrona get free from what could’ve been a worse situation.

Watch the dramatic rescue after the break.

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[Source: YouTube]

  • Keith Quin

    I was sure it would turn out well, but I was still on the edge of my seat the whole time.