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Temple Man Rescued From Flood Waters While Hanging Onto a Tree

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On April 11th, flood waters swept through Temple, Texas. KCEN-TV says that four drivers needed assistance from authorities through the heavy rainfall on Tuesday morning. While three were rather routine, one incident proved to be more dramatic.

At the 3200 block of Riverside Trail, a helicopter and boat were sent out to assist a man who had been driving his Ford F-150. The man attempted to make his way across the road around 10 a.m., but the flood waters were too strong, and they swept his vehicle away and “into the nearby creek that runs adjacent to the Leon River in Temple.”

KXXV says that the man was able to get out and grab on to a tree and the rescue boat found him clinging onto a limb. At the time of the report, there was no word on where his truck had vanished to as it kept moving with the rushing flood. KCEN-TV says that authorities checked him out once they were able to bring him to safety around 11:20 a.m., and he didn’t sustain any major injuries. He was taken to a hospital for extra care after the terrifying incident, but he is expected to be alright.

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