OKLAHOMA CITY -- Two firefighters and a man with a boat who tried to rescue a teen... more »
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Two firefighters and a man with a boat who tried to rescue a teen from flood waters had to be rescued themselves in northeast Oklahoma City.
The 17-year-old girl was hanging onto a tree near the Deep Fork River when rescuers tried to put a life jacket on her.The rescue boat flipped over at that point, rendering them all helpless.
"We had to multitask because we were floating for a little bit, but we were getting her life jacket situation and trying to find a spot to land," said Oklahoma City Fire Department Lt. Joe Smith.
Another rescue team made it out to the four people, helping them to safety.
Firefighters said she was carried away by the current when she got out of her car to help another woman.
Rescuers never found that other woman are not sure whether she made it out of the water.
U Local Member Shoots Video Of Rushing River
Member 'yarbi13' uploaded this video of the Deep Fork River from the Brookhaven addition near Interstate 44 and Western Avenue. « less