Man flying paramotor helps save woman who ended up in Miami-Dade canal

A South Florida realtor in a paramotor flies to rescue a woman trapped in a canal, Sunday, October 30, 2022. Credit: Christiano Piquet

A South Florida realtor on a paramotor suddenly found himself helping save a woman’s life Sunday morning.

“It was totally a God thing,” says realtor Christiano Piquet. “I was just at the right place at the right time.”

Piquet uses his paramotor to get a bird’s eye video of properties he’s selling.

What he initially thought was an alligator in the nearby canal—turned out to be a car.

“When I flew closer to the car, I saw a woman,” says Pique.

In a video he took, the woman was screaming for help.

After landing, he flagged down a nearby neighbor and asked for rope.

“Because I was in the air, I was the only person who could see the situation,” says Pique.

After several minutes, the neighbor could get the rope around the woman’s hand and bring her to safety.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue arrived moments later to take her to a nearby hospital.

It is unclear how and when the woman drove into the canal.

CBS 4 reached out to MDFR for an update on the woman’s condition and has not heard back.

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