In a quick response earlier today, the Longview Fire Department came to the aid of a driver whose vehicle had submerged in a creek near Loop 281, across from Best Buy.
At approximately 9:03 am, emergency services were alerted to the incident. Upon arriving at the scene, they discovered a Chevrolet Tahoe had veered off the road and plunged down a steep embankment, coming to rest in the creek, around 20 feet below road level. The creek was brimming with water at the time, partially submerging the vehicle, and leaving the driver unable to exit the car due to the water level.
Fire Department personnel, wearing protective life vests, made their way to the vehicle. They secured the driver in a life vest and successfully rescued him, relocating him to higher ground.
The driver recounted that he lost control of his vehicle after hydroplaning, which led to the accident.
The Longview Fire Department's response involved the deployment of two fire engines, one ladder truck, one ambulance, and two support vehicles, bringing together a team of 13 dedicated personnel to manage the incident. Fortunately, the driver escaped without injuries, thanks to their quick and efficient response.