Woman rescued from rain-swollen Cibolo Creek

Driver went around barricades

NEW BERLIN, Texas – The driver of a car was rescued Sunday after she went around the barricades at Cibolo Creek and got swept off the road.

According to a Facebook post by the Texas Game Wardens, the driver drove into the high water on Cibolo Creek northeast of San Antonio.

Heavy rain on Saturday dropped around an inch of rain across South Texas.

The rescue occurred at Zuehl Crossing Road, just south of the community of New Berlin, Assistant Fire Chief Charlie Mills said.

The car was swept off the road and floated for nearly 1,500 feet before coming to rest on a sandbar, the post said.

With help from the New Berlin, La Vernia and Marion VFD, the Wilson and Guadalupe county sheriff's and the Game Wardens the driver was rescued and brought “safely to the bank.”  

It took rescuers about 30 minutes to get the woman out of the water.

Mills said she was uninjured.

A few hours ago, an individual decided to go around barricades and into high water on Cibolo Creek. The vehicle was...

Posted by Texas Game Wardens on Sunday, March 5, 2017

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