Journalist rescues woman whose vehicle was swept away by floodwaters

A News reporter rescued a woman whose vehicle was swept away by floodwaters during the deadly Dallas storm.


On August 22, “a summer’s worth of rain in one day” poured into Dallas starting Sunday evening. The record rain of at least 15 inches led to intense flooding in many parts of the city. Sadly, the deadly storm claimed the life of a 60-year-old woman whose body was found in her submerged car after the floodwaters receded.

But amid heartbreaking news of the devastation of the flood, a positive report of how a woman’s life was saved with the help of a journalist has surfaced. As Fox Weather reporter Robert Ray reported on the flooding in Texas on Monday morning, a vehicle directly ahead of him was swept away in floodwaters.

“She literally, as I was standing here setting up the shot, guys, stopped and didn’t realize it,” Robert said. “The next thing you know, his car was floating. So I went over there and tried to push his vehicle as best I could.

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Robert Ray

When her vehicle began to float he began to fear for her life, she thought she was about to die.

“I thought I was dying,” recalls Stephanie Carroll, the driver of the vehicle. “I thought I was going to die, I thought I was going to drown.”

Robert knew he had to do something to save the woman’s life, so he tried to push the vehicle to safety. However, the vehicle did not move. He quickly thought of another way to save her so he pulled it out of his window. Stephanie called Robert a blessing from God for saving his life.

“I want to say ‘Thank you’ to him, because he really helped me. He’s awesome, a blessing from God actually.

Apparently Stephanie didn’t see the flood waters as he crossed until she started floating. Luckily, Robert is in the right place at the right time when it all happened.

Pray for the city of Dallas as it recovers from the destruction caused by the storm.


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