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Woman gets swept up by high-water in attempt to get keys from submerged car

SAFD rescued woman before she returned for keys

SAN ANTONIO – A woman received three citations on Monday after she got swept away by high waters while trying to retrieve her keys from her submerged car -- all of this after San Antonio firefighters rescued her from the car earlier that day.

Authorities said they initially rescued the woman from high waters on West Commerce.

The woman returned to her car and was swept away by the water-swollen crossing, but eventually managed to get herself out of the water.

The San Antonio Police Department said she was cited for disobeying a warning sign, failing to obey a police officer and driving past barricades.

Later that day, firefighters conducted a dramatic high-water rescue in Leon Creek.

Authorities said the man involved in that high-water rescue will not be issued a citation because there were no barricades set up.

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