Report and vocabulary
Clinging on for dear life.
Ninety-two-year-old Colombian Roberto Blanco was taking a nap by a flooded river when he was washed into the torrent.
He grabbed a cable hanging under a bridge and held tight as passers by and police carried out a precarious rescue operation.
Back on dry land, Roberto took time to speak to reporters, looking none the worse for his ordeal.
- for dear life
using all your strength or effort to avoid danger or serious trouble
- taking a nap
having a short sleep
- passers by
people going by a particular place
dangerous - because not firmly fixed or likely to fall
- none the worse
not damaged or harmed (by something)