Fort Worth Firefighter Rescues Man After Water Main Breaks

By Matt Goodman, CBSDFW.COM

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – A Fort Worth firefighter rescued a man trapped on top of his truck after a water main broke and flooded the street Saturday morning.

Fort Worth resident Fernando Huerta, 33, was on his way to work and attempted to drive through standing water in the 300 block of Vickery Blvd. near Interstate 35E, officials said. His engine stalled and the water rapidly rose, stranding him on top of his truck.

Officials said Huerta was too scared to swim out on his own, and firefighter Dan Shutter responded to the scene and rescued Huerta.

The 30-inch water main break left two area businesses without water, and took about six hours to repair. Huerta was not injured, officials said, only “cold and wet.”


One Comment

  1. kandy says:

    firefighter are great!

  2. Ric says:

    Highway 35E is in Dallas not Fort worth

  3. Bill says:

    Is there a Vickery Blvd in Dallas? ‘Cause that’s where 35E is.

  4. Chele Epley says:

    It says he is a Ft. Worth resident, not that the incident occured in Ft. Worth

    1. judybloom says:

      also dateline Ft Worth, Ft Worth firefighter, so it must be Ft Worth

  5. Jack Patriot says:

    It also says “Forth Worth Firefighter”… I doubt Ft. Worth is going to send a truck to Dallas. You see kids, you just have to put 2 and 2 together. Chele would say that adds to 5. I kid…

  6. stac1963 says:

    OK, can’t you guys read?? It says the victim is a Ft. Worth resident, and it goes on to say he is being resqued by a Ft. Worth Firefighter.
    It appears the only thing wrong in this article is the actual location of the incident – Vickery St. at 35W not 35E
    It is amazing the number of people in the North Texas area that do not know that I-35 splits just north of the DFW area around the Denton/Decatur area, and I-35W goes through Ft.Worth, and I-35 E goes through Dallas. Then they meet again in Hillsboro south of the DFW area.

  7. isaac says:

    fernando was too scared that he called me… his friend to rescue him instead of calling police.. lol … he said..”this river is too wide””

  8. Schrödinger says:

    They were probably too busy shaking down little Yugoslavian ladies whose residency applications had gotten stuck in the system for 25 years.

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