Authorities made a water rescue Wednesday night after two people were swept off a flooded road.
The Stanton County Sheriff’s Office said they were notified of a U-Haul and a camper being washed off of 559 Avenue about five miles northeast of Creston Wednesday night around 9:30 p.m. They said that contact was made with Michael Fowler, 27, and Amanda Rivera, 45, trapped inside while water was running around the truck cab. Talking with them by cellphone, deputies learned they were not injured, just wet and cold.
After about an hour-and-a-half after being washed off the road, rescue crews used a large fire truck to go into the water running over the roadway and rescued them. The two were taken to Faith Regional Health Services for treatment of possible hypothermia.
Stanton and Madison Fire assisted the Stanton County Sheriff’s Office. Norfolk Fire also sent a water rescue team. The sheriff’s office said that travel had not been recommended on flooded roadways throughout that day.