Woman rescued after swift water swamps SUV in Oklahoma City

The Associated Press - September 28, 2017 11:32 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Oklahoma City firefighters say a woman has been rescued after swift water overtook an SUV.

Battalion Chief Benny Fulkerson says the woman was plucked from the vehicle shortly before 1 p.m. Wednesday. She had been on a northwestern Oklahoma City roadway that flooded.

Fulkerson says as many as 30 firefighters, including divers, responded to reports that a vehicle had been pushed against a guard rail by rushing water. Heavy rainfall has swollen area lakes and streams.

Water covered about two-thirds of the SUV’s tires when a boat was used to pull the woman from the vehicle. Fulkerson says she was shaken up but otherwise uninjured.

Firefighters conducted a similar water rescue on the same roadway about three years ago.

 

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