Boat capsizes as cattle herded to higher ground; 2 men rescued

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GATESVILLE, Texas (KWTX) Crews rescued two men who were left clinging to tangles of tree limbs Wednesday after a boat the two were using to herd cattle to higher ground along the swollen Leon River in Gatesville capsized.

Crews in swift-water boats pulled the two men to safety.

Further details weren’t immediately available.

The cattle were stranded on a ranch along the river east of Faunt Le Roy Park in Gatesville.

The river was almost 8 feet above flood stage Wednesday afternoon in Gatesville, but has crested and is expected to fall below flood stage Sunday night.