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Family rescued from high water

A dramatic rescue of a Grant County family, caught inside their vehicle, in high flood waters.

The three were pulled to safety early this morning after driving right into the water, not seeing how high it really was until it was too late.

Thankfully, the rescue ended happily.

The rescue took two and a half hours to reach 29 year old William Upton, who was driving with his fourteen month old daughter and his girlfriend early this morning on Ellison Mount Zion Road when a creek spilled over the banks.

Upton says he drove right into the water, not seeing how high it was until it was too late.

The truck stalled and that's when he called 911.

"I called 911 as I was talking to them it started coming inside the doors and kept getting higher really fast."

As the water continued to rise, Upton says he had no choice but to get out of the cab.

"I ended up crawling out thru the back window and got ion the bed of my truck."

Soon after a rescue team was on hand and were able to make a safe rescue.

All three were treated at the scene and sent home.


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