Father and 8-month-old child safe after flood water rescue

2 years 8 months 3 weeks ago October 02, 2014 Oct 2, 2014 Thursday, October 02 2014 Thursday, October 02, 2014 7:46:00 PM CDT in News
By: Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - Boone County firefighters rescued a man and his 8-month old child after their vehicle died while trying to drive through deep flood waters near Harmony Creek on Strawn Road just before 6 p.m.

Chief Scott Olsen said the crews waded out to the vehicle with lifejackets and helped the stranded father as he carried his child to safety. 

Olsen said neither the father nor the child were injured in the rescue.

For information on flooded roads, check MoDOT's website for the latest road closures.

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