Motorist rescued in high water near Waterloo

Emergency personnel responded about 8:50 p.m. Wednesday to the report of a male driver sitting on the top of his truck after it got partially submerged in high water and trapped on HH Road at Deer Hill Road northwest of Waterloo.

Heavy rains throughout the day resulted in flash flooding reports in the region.

Responding agencies include the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, Waterloo Fire Department and Monroe County EMS.

“We used our inflatable boat and donned our ice/water rescue gear to get to the truck,” Waterloo Assistant Fire Chief Mike Lloyd said. “We were able to get him on the boat and back safely to our truck. We then handed him over to EMS for evaluation and to get warm.”  

Police said a verbal altercation occurred when the parents of the rescued driver confronted a television news crew covering the incident and yelled profanities while on the air. Deputies intervened to keep the peace.

A local resident watching the TV news report of this incident Wednesday posted on Facebook that it was “a horrible representation of Waterloo. They had to stop recording because of someone cussing them out.”

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