Rescue crew saves woman stuck in a tree after flood

The woman was in her car when the water rose and caused her car to flip, pushing it against a tree

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Rescue crews saved a woman who ended up stuck in a tree after flood waters forced her to escape her car.

FOX4 KC reported that the woman was watching the floodwaters rise from her car behind a shopping center when the water caused her car to flip over. She escaped and was able to climb into a tree.

"She was able to extract herself from the car but as she did, the car actually flipped over on its side and pinned her against the tree and she was able to climb up the tree as the car moved," Kansas City Fire Department Deputy Chief Jeff Johnson said.

Police heard the woman screaming for help when they were shutting down roads. Firefighters were called and a rescue crew used a pumper truck to bring her down.

"There are so many hazards between power lines, trees, debris in the water again and water is very turbulent, and it's not safe to put a boat in, put rescue crews in. She's stable, she secure where she's at, so at this point we really playing a waiting game," Chief Johnson said while the rescue was underway.


Water is receding slowly in south KC, allowing rescue crews to move closer to a woman who is trapped in a tree.

Posted by FOX 4 News Kansas City on Tuesday, August 22, 2017


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