Soldiers rescue victims of rains and floods

Peruvian Army members rescued a group of people trapped by flooding as a result of heavy rains throughout Peru's northern Lambayeque region over the past days.

Brave action was recorded by Defense Ministry personnel in Pacora district, which has been severely affected by floods. 

Images show a soldier crossing the flooding La Leche River with a minor on his arms.

Water level reaches his knees and he is seen trying to reach the helicopter that was there to rescue them.

Several citizens attempt to do the same, to get into the aircraft and reach safety.

Armed Forces are backing government's efforts to assist victims of heavy rains, which have caused floods in several regions across the country.

According to Defense Minister Jorge Nieto, Armed Forces and National Police will remain in the area to rescue people, who might have been isolated by the weather event.