Teenager rescued from car after it was overtaken by water in Smith County

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SMITH COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – A teenager was rescued from his car after it was overtaken by water in Smith County.

At around 1:30 p.m., heavy rain moved through the area as Nathan Stanley was driving along County Road 468. As he was driving, he came across high water.

He decided to pull over into the grass and call his uncle, Tom Burklin, who warned him not to drive into the flooding.

“Water is just like a gun, you have to assume it’s loaded and wanting to kill you,” Burklin said.

In just a matter of minutes, the water started to rise and he was trapped inside his parked car.

“When they get on water real quick like that, sometimes they don’t get out,” Burklin said.

Lindale Fire rescued him from the scene and Nathan was not injured.

“If everyone’s okay, it’s a blessing from God,” Burklin said. “You go forward, that’s all you can do.”


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