Dramatic water rescue in Franklin County caught on video

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on April 4, 2014 at 6:44 AM

A driver in Franklin County took a chance driving through water over the road and found himself in a predicament.

It happened near LIttle Calvery Creek near Catawissa in Franklin County on Thursday.

Skyzoom 4 cameras captured the scene showing water so powerful it pushed a truck off Calvey Creek Rd. and into a ditch, surrounding the driver with fast-moving water as high as his windows.

Firefighters walked through the water to rescue him. 

"Where his truck was at the creek had actually rechanneled just a little bit. Once the water came up it was actually coming across the road, so that was actually the swiftest part where his truck was at," said Pacific Fire Chief Gary Graf. 

The truck was eventually pulled out of the mud once the water dropped low enough.

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