News: ATCEMS dispatched to 10 water vehicle rescues; 2 injured 

AUSTIN, TX – A storm led to ten vehicle rescues and prompted 21 vehicles to get stuck in rising waters Thursday night. 

ATCEMS responded to all of these incidents. The vehicles stuck in the waters happened along Duval Road and U.S. 183 Highway, while most vehicle rescues occurred near I-35 and Walnut Creek. These occupants were found and extricated. They did not sustain injuries, and did not require transportation to hospitals. 

Among all the victims from the water rescues, two people were transported to the emergency department for non-life-threatening injuries. One of the incidents took place after 8:30 p.m. at West Longspur Boulevard and North Lamar Boulevard, where people were trapped between a fence and needed extrication. One person sustained minor injuries. 

The second water rescue with reports of injuries occurred after 9:30 p.m. on the 12000 block of N Interstate Highway 35 Service Road on the southbound lanes. Emergency crews used ropes to extricate the victims, and only one needed medical attention for non-life-threatening injuries.  

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