Driver rescued after going through high water on Miami County roadway

MIAMI COUNTY — Firefighters in Miami County rescued a driver who was stranded in high water on Wednesday morning.

Miami County Sheriff’s deputies and Tipp City firefighters were dispatched around 6:18 a.m. to Tipp Elizabeth Road between State Routes 202 and 571.

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When they got to the scene, firefighters found the vehicle sitting in three-feet-deep moving water around 300 yards away from a dry road, according to Tipp City Fire & EMS Chief of Emergency Services Cameron Haller.

Haller said the driver had driven around a road-closed sign at SR 201 and Tipp-Elizabeth Road.

Crews performed a wading rescue to remove the driver from the flooded area. There was water in the car.

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“The victim was dressed out in a helmet and life jacket and removed from the vehicle. She waded back to dry ground in a triangle rescue formation with the firefighters,” Haller said.

She was assessed by EMS on the scene and was not taken to the hospital.

The driver’s car was left where it was stopped and will remain there until the water recedes.

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