Update: Flooded roadway leads to swift water rescue

Source: Temple Fire & Rescue
Source: Temple Fire & Rescue(KWTX)
Published: Jan. 2, 2019 at 2:09 PM CST
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Wednesday afternoon,Temple firefighters responded at the request of Troy Fire Department to a reported Swiftwater rescue call in the 14500 Block of Old Troy Road.

An elderly male was attempting to cross a low water crossing when his truck was swept downstream.

The driver was in his vehicle which was about 6 feet from the bank.

Swiftwater technicians with the department placed a life jacket on him and removed him from his truck.

Crews positioned a ladder between the bank and the truck to create a path to dry ground. He was conscious and speaking with EMS.

Temple Fire Public Information Officer Thomas Pechal says the individual was rescued from the vehicle shortly after 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.