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A Texas fire department rescued a driver trapped on top of an SUV


The San Antonio Fire Department (SAFD) on Monday rescued a driver trapped on top of his SUV in raging water there, according to our affiliate WOAI.

The man reportedly became stuck around 10:30 a.m. local time that morning while driving on a low-lying stretch of Pinn Road near Highway 151.

Firefighters purportedly rescued him by tying an extra step ladder to a fully extended truck version, letting them reach the stranded male as the waters swelled around his vehicle.

SAFD officials said that as soon as the man’s weight left his car, the SUV began bobbing in the water, with none of its four tires touching the ground.

A News4SA reporter on Monday tweeted that the rescue effort took roughly 20 minutes, adding that it was the second rescue in San Antonio’s west side.

Other people on Twitter and Instagram shared images illustrating the level of flooding in the Texas city.

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