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East Texas truck driver airlifted after flood sweeps semi off road

A truck driver in east Texas was dramatically rescued by helicopter after fierce flooding overtook the vehicle on a Newton County road, officials said.

The backdrop: The incident occurred on April 10th along FM 1416, where the road crosses Big Cow Creek. The floodwaters swept the semi off the road, prompting an aerial rescue.

  • Another harrowing rescue happened nearby, where a pedestrian and his would-be rescaper were swept off the road, necessitating a high-risk operation by emergency responders.

First responders: Newton County's emergency management teams and assisting agencies rapidly responded to both situations with successful outcomes.

"I want to thank our Emergency Management Coordinator Chief Mark McCall and all other Newton County and assisting agencies for doing a great job," remarked Constable Howie Wonders according to 12NewsNow.

Current situation: The rescued trucker's identity has not been disclosed, and updates on their condition or any developments following the incident have not been reported.

The dramatic events underscore the unpredictable dangers of extreme weather and the readiness of local rescue operations to respond when disaster strikes.

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