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April 17, 2013

Father, children rescued from high water

NORMAN — A father and his two children were rescued from an area with high water around 9:30 p.m. near 48th Avenue Northwest and Robinson Street.

The Norman Fire Department pulled the father and his children, ages 7 and 1, from their car after their vehicle got stuck in the high water, Deputy Fire Chief Jim Bailey said.

“The captain said it (the water) wasn’t over the car,” Bailey said. “It was just deep enough that he couldn’t spin the tires to get out of it.”

There were no injuries and the fire department took the family home. Bailey said the area is notorious for high water when the city receives a lot of rain.

The car went off the side of the road because of low visibility caused by heavy rain, which is typical for a road with no curbs, he said.

Bailey said other high-water areas to look out for are McGee Drive, known as “Lake McGee,” and Lindsey Street.

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