AUSTIN (KXAN) — Rescue crews were able to rescue a man and woman who got stuck in high water in Shoal Creek Monday morning.
Austin Fire Department said they were called to the 800 block of West 11th Street at West Avenue just before 6:30 a.m. When AFD and Austin-Travis County EMS crews arrived, they found two individuals stuck on a grassy strip of land in the middle of the creek next to House Park.
Firefighters were able to put down a ladder and the two people climbed up just before 6:55 a.m. The woman who was rescued used her cellphone to call for help, “At first it wasn’t flooded but it was like in the part that we needed to go it was so flooded so the only way we thought about is to try and walk across but it was getting deeper and the water was moving way too fast. And if my phone was dead we would have been stuck.”
AFD says while it has been raining, this was only their second water call as of Monday morning at 7 a.m.