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How China's Blue Sky rescuers try to save the day

Volunteer teams spring into action after everything from quakes to floods

A Blue Sky Rescue volunteer holds a baby as they evacuate residents with a boat following heavy rain in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, China on July 22.   © Reuters

A week after a devastating flood hit the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou on July 20, Zhang Yong received a call from Xinxiang's flood control commanding office in Henan Province asking for help in conducting rescues.

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