Texas is known for a lot of things – delicious BBQ, horse-back riding, but one of the most unfortunate things the Lone Star State is also known for is flash floods. Flash floods are rising waters that occur during heavy rainfall and can happen at any moment. They are also incredibly dangerous, especially for those who have never experienced one. This was exactly the case when an AP reporter saw a trapped passenger sinking in rising floodwater.
The reporter sounded disgruntled as the car sunk, the passenger still inside. “What should I do?” the passenger yelled in desperation. He was an old man and had just opened the passenger-side door to ask the reporters for help.
“Get out of the car!” the reporter shouted. “Get out and swim!”
The old man was hesitant, still holding the car. “What do I do?” he asked one more time, to which the reporter said the exact same thing.
“Stay in the car?” the old man asked.
“Get out of the car!” shouted the reporter.
Finally, the old man plunged himself into the water and immediately the reporter vocalized his doubts. “No,” he said negatively, the old man struggling in his pants and suit.
The old man had a little ways to go, but for him, it may have felt like miles. Immediately, the reporter raced for the old man’s safety, lending him a hand to help him out of the water. “Are you okay, sir?” the reporter asked the shaken man, staring into the camera of the news station.
“Thank you,” he said, standing up and fixing his pants. “Yeah, I’m okay.”
As soon as the two walked away, the old man gasped. “My car,” he said. “I didn’t think the water was that deep.” Looking back, the man had a terrified look on his face, staring down as he paced. Luckily, he walked away safely, but only due to the thankful advice of the reporter.
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