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Teens, truck pulled from Sandy Creek in Rodman following flash flooding (VIDEO)

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RODMAN — A group of teenagers were towed from Sandy Creek early Thursday, after their truck was pulled in by rapid flash flooding Wednesday night.

Crews from Derrigo’s Service Center responded to the creek at County Route 69, near its intersection with County Route 156, around 7:40 p.m. Wednesday.

Keith J. Waterman, an employee of the towing service who assisted at the scene, said the teenagers were driving a yellow Ford Ranger near the bank of the creek when flash flooding led to rapidly increasing water levels.

“The water came up and he got stuck to it,” Mr. Waterman said.

The teenagers were able to exit the vehicle, belonging to one of their parents, without injury.

With water levels too high to get the truck out Wednesday night, the tow company had to anchor it to the bridge at the roadway overnight.

The team then pulled the truck from the water from about 7 to 9 a.m. Thursday.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department had no further information to relay about the incident on Thursday afternoon.

Truck Rescue from Sandy Creek (Video courtesy of Derrigo’s Service Center)

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