Airmen Help Rescue Drivers in Flash Flood

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LAS VEGAS (FOX5) - Airmen from Creech Air Force Base were among the people that rushed to help motorists caught in rushing waters on U.S. 95 northwest of the Las Vegas Valley on Monday. A video shot by amateur photographer Doug Bennett showed rushing waters in the median of the highway. On Monday, the area, particularly the northwest end of the Valley, received a round of precipitation, giving way to flooding on roadways. In the video, Bennett describes in an email noticing water flowing over the freeway, which prompted several cars to attempt turning around. Bennett said the vehicles crossed the median but became stuck in the mud. The motorists were stranded as rushing water flowed over their cars, Bennett said. At that point, according to Bennett, a group of airmen from Creech AFB reportedly ran to the scene to help an elderly couple trapped inside one of the cars. Others watching the scene told motorists to get out, Bennett said. Source:

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  1. Big33ArmyGX0973NV
    Big33ArmyGX0973NV Aug 09, 2014

    I wouder where the cars go after they get swept down the wash. Good thing that guy took pictures for the insurance company just as they got out and almost drowned.Only thing is that the guy taking pictures is a professional in floods and fire damage. Good job dude. Will get you front row seats at the funeral.And make sure you tell me were you parked ok!

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