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Teens rescued from high water near McAllister Park

Fire crews wade through waist-deep water to rescue teens

SAN ANTONIO – A group of teenagers had to be rescued from high water Wednesday evening near McAllister Park in northeast San Antonio.

Christian Bove with the San Antonio Fire Department said the teens were at the park when it started to rain. Heavy rains in the area caused flash flooding.

Bove said the water rose quickly to the top of their car, prompting them to move to the roof of the vehicle.

They jumped into the water and managed to grab onto nearby trees until they could be rescued, Bove said.

Fire crews waded in waist-deep water and used boats to rescue the teens.

Bove said officials do not believe the teens drove around high water barricades.

Drivers are encouraged not to drive in standing water and not to drive around barricades.