A 70-year-old man had to be rescued by firefighters Sunday afternoon after his truck was washed from the roadway on CR 388, also known as Low Water Bridge Road.
According to Cleveland Fire Chief Sean Anderson, the road was covered by more than three feet of water.
“His truck become buoyant and was pushed off the roadway due to the fast-moving water through the area,” the chief said.
Cleveland Fire Rescue Boat 42 and Tarkington VFD’s High Water Vehicle Booster 53 worked together to remove the man from atop his vehicle.
He was transported to an awaiting Liberty County EMS ambulance for medical evaluation.
“Liberty County Pct. 3 was contacted to set up barriers to stop other motorists from driving through the area. The rivers are not expected to crest until tomorrow (Monday),” Anderson said. “So this road, as well as FM 1725, and the river bridge at SH 105 West or West Southline will be monitored closely for any further rise in water levels.”
By Vanesa Brashier, firstname.lastname@example.org
Photos courtesy of Tarkington Fire Chief Paul Gregory