StarFlight helicopter pulls stranded driver to safety in water rescue

TRAVIS COUNTY (KXAN) — Emergency crews rescued a driver from a stranded car stuck in fast-moving, waist-deep water Tuesday morning in eastern Travis County.

Unending rain in the area is now causing widespread flooding problems, and an elderly man got his vehicle stuck in high water at Old Kimbro Road and FM 1100.

Emergency crews with Travis County ESD No. 12 said that a StarFlight helicopter rescue crew successfully pulled the man to safety and brought him to higher ground.

Austin-Travis County EMS added that the man is now on dry land and was not hurt. As of 7:45 a.m., EMS said that its crews would be clearing the scene shortly.

48 low water crossings closed across Central Texas

Across Central Texas, flood waters have forced emergency crews to close low water crossings. At least four dozen low water crossings were closed Tuesday morning according to ATXFloods.com.

The low water crossing on Old Kimbro Road just before FM 1100 where the driver was rescued is one of those 48 low water crossings currently closed.

  • Low water crossing in Round Rock
  • Low water crossing in Round Rock
  • Low water crossing in Round Rock
  • Low water crossing in Round Rock

Author: Wes Wilson
This post originally appeared on KXAN Austin

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