Man rescued from road that turned into river

Posted at 6:42 PM, Aug 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-07 18:42:42-04

SAN ANTONIO, TX (KSAT/CNN) - Emergency teams in San Antonio are trying to reach people stranded by intense flooding.

One dramatic rescue was caught on video.

Firefighters extended their ladders as far as they could go to reach the man, who got caught trying to drive through high rushing water.

Rescuers had a boat on standby, but they were finally able to reach the man and get him to safety.

Less than a half-mile away, firefighters used a boat to rescue a woman who was trapped on top of her car.

An officer at the scene said the woman would likely face charges for endangering the lives of first responders.

Heavy rain and thunderstorms have closed dozens of streets across the city, with city fire crews responding to at least 15 vehicles trapped or stalled in high water.

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