EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSCrews Rescue WWII Veteran And His Dog From Raging Floodwaters In Texas
from Eyewitness News Online
Reported by: Bethany Simmons
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Also Contributing: KEYE-TV
Reported: Oct. 31, 2013 3:21 PM EDT
Updated: Oct. 31, 2013 4:05 PM EDT
A World War II veteran was rescued by raging floodwater in northeast Austin, Texas.
Austin Travis County first responders rescued the 95-year-old man by boat about 2:30 a.m. Thursday.
KEYE-TV reported the floodwaters began pouring into the man's home. The man is expected to be OK. Crews were also able to rescue his dog.
KEYE-TV also reported dozens of water rescues have taken place throughout the viewing area, and hundreds of homes have been damaged due to the flooding.
Meanwhile, KEYE-TV reported one person was killed as a result of the flooding in an area southeast of Austin. Several children, including an infant were also rescued from floodwater overnight. See the dramatic rescue here.
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