Dehydrated man taken to hospital by rescue boat from his flood-surrounded home

WEST ALTON, Mo. ( - A West Alton man was rescued by boat from his water-surrounded home after he called police to complain that he was dehydrated.

The rescue happened inside the loft of a home on Dwiggins Road just before 6:00 p.m. Friday.

Firefighters say the man was dehydrated and overheated because his home, which was surrounded by water, did not have power.

Rivers Pointe and St. Charles County paramedics rode in a boat to get him to medical crews, who took him to a hospital. He is expected to be okay.

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