Woman drives into flood water (updated)Published 12:33pm Friday, September 24, 2010
A woman was rescued by the Austin Police Department after she drove her car into a floodwater-covered street on Hormel Century Parkway near Fourth Street NE shortly after 12:30 p.m. Friday.
According to Lt. John Mueller, police received a call that a woman in her car was stranded in the middle of the street, which at the time was submerged in floodwater.
Detective Steve Sandvick of the Mower County Sheriff’s Office and Officer Mark Walski arrived on the scene first. Along with Mueller, they managed to rescue the woman, who was out of her car by then, by driving into the water with their Tahoe SUV. The entire incident was over by 12:35 p.m.
Mueller said the woman was uninjured. The car will remain on the street until the water is low enough to be towed.
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