WACO, Texas (AP) — Rescuers in Central Texas have saved a man from the storm-flooded Brazos River after he drifted downstream about 3 miles in the dark.
Waco police say the man was located before dawn Wednesday after a worker at a nearby retirement center reported hearing voices calling for help.
Authorities say the 19-year-old man was at a party at a Waco home when he somehow ended up in the debris-filled water. Firefighters in a boat pulled him to safety. The man was treated for a minor head injury.
Overnight storms west of Fort Worth prompted additional rescues.
Bridgeport police handled about 20 water rescues linked to flooding. Texas game wardens used a Humvee to rescue people from some flooded areas.