Young Woman Swept Away By Flood Waters In Reno County

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email

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Monday, August 5, 2013

An 18-year-old woman was rescued by a Reno County Sheriff's Deputy after her pickup truck was swept away by floodwaters.

It happened shortly before midnight Sunday evening when a woman called 911 to report that her sister had been swept away in her vehicle near 4th and Herren, about 6 miles west of Hutchinson. The woman reported that the pickup truck had water up to its console and was continuing to move.

The truck eventually hit a ditch and stopped. Kenzy Strawn was found by Officer Travis Vogt near Clark and Partridge Road. Vogt waded into the water and pulled Kenzy to safety.

The Reno County Sheriff's Office reminds residents to call 911 directly when in an emergency situation and not family members. Cell phones can be traced by latitude and longitude to determine a location.

The National Weather Service also reminds motorists to remember to "Turn Around, Don't Drown." Just two feet of water is enough to sweep most vehicles of the road and just six inches of moving water can be enough to knock someone off of their feet.

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