Man Killed in North Dakota After Torrential Rainfall [AUDIO]
GWINNER, NORTH DAKOTA – A man drowned after his pickup was swept off a flooded road in Southeast North Dakota, where torrential rain overnight had led to major overland flooding.
It happened just before 8:00 a.m. this (Thursday) morning on Highway 32, just north of the town of Gwinner.
Fire Chief Jeff Anderson says his crews were on scene within minutes of the driver’s 911 call, reporting he was trapped inside the vehicle and unable to swim. The truck was spotted several hundred yards off the highway, in a fast moving, swollen creek.
Firefighters could see the man inside, but weren’t able to get to him before the truck sank.
Divers from Wahpeton, North Dakota, and Valley Water Rescue in Fargo, assisted with the recover of the man’s body.
The submerged pickup was found in nine feet of water.
This story courtesy of KFGO in Fargo.