Woman rescued from high water near Olmos Park

No injuries reported after high water rescue in Olmos Basin


SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio firefighters were called into action to rescue a woman from her car after she drove into high water in the Olmos Basin area late Sunday night.

Fire officials said the woman drove underneath a railroad bridge around 11 p.m. in the 1000 block of Contour Drive and got stuck with water up to the hood of her car.

Firefighters were able to rescue her without anyone getting hurt. Even though there's normally a $500 fine for being rescued, she won't be charged because the barricades were not up, firefighters said.

Disregarding a barricade is a Class C Misdemeanor, a ticketable offense with a fine Up to $500.

Motorists can be arrested for removing a barricade as well. That is a Class B Misdemeanor with a fine up to $2,000 and/or up to 180 days in jail.

The Olmos Basin Gates were closed late Sunday night due to heavy rainfall.