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Woman, teenage daughter rescued from rain-swollen Texas creek after car swept away


WAXAHACHIE, Texas — A woman and her teenage daughter have been rescued from a rain-swollen North Texas creek after high water swept their car off a road.

The dramatic rescue ended early Tuesday near Waxahachie (wahks-uh-HA'-chee), 30 miles south of Dallas.

WFAA-TV video ( ) shows rescuers using ropes, with help from a fire engine ladder, to pull the victims from Chambers Creek.

The rescue happened a day after storms and tornadoes battered parts of North Texas. Nobody was hurt in the twisters.

Waxahachie Fire Department Battalion Chief John Rodgers says the victims used cellphones to seek help Monday night after being swept away. They ended up on the car's roof, along with a volunteer firefighter who reached the pair but didn't have enough rope to rescue them.

All were treated for hypothermia and should recover.

Information from: WFAA-TV,

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