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Dramatic moment firefighters rescue a driver from her SUV

  • A woman was rescued from SUV after getting stuck in flood waters Wednesday  
  • Firefighters deployed an inflatable boat and pulled woman from her vehicle  
  • The incident took place in Oklahoma City around 12.20pm near Silver Lake 
  • Heavy rains have caused severe flooding in the area in the last 24 hours 

Firefighters rescued a driver from an SUV that was surrounded by rushing water in Oklahoma City. 

The woman became trapped in Ski Island Wednesday afternoon when first responders received her 911 call. 

Firefighters responded to the area around 12.20pm after the woman’s SUV was stopped by flood waters from Silver Lake. 

Firefighters rescued a driver from an SUV that was surrounded by rushing water in Oklahoma City. The woman became trapped in Ski Island Wednesday afternoon when first responders received her 911 call

Firefighters (pictured)  responded to the area around 12.20pm after the woman's SUV was stopped by flood waters from Silver Lake. After giving the woman a life vest, the two men pulled her from the vehicle

Firefighters (pictured)  responded to the area around 12.20pm after the woman’s SUV was stopped by flood waters from Silver Lake. After giving the woman a life vest, the two men pulled her from the vehicle

Authorities said the woman’s vehicle became stuck against railing near a spillway. Fire crews used a boat to get to the woman, who was eventually pulled from the vehicle around 1pm. 

Dramatic video showed one first responder standing up in the boat as he gave the woman a life vest to put fasten on. 

Moments later, she is seen climbing from the vehicle as the firefighter pulls her into the inflatable boat. 

About five firefighters were then seen pulling the raft by rope to shore. Authorities said no one was injured in the rescue.  

Heavy rains in Oklahoma County have caused severe flooding in the past 24 hours. 

Parts of the state have received more than 2.6 inches of rain in the last day, according to the Oklahoma Mesonet weather network.

Authorities said the woman's vehicle became stuck against railing near a spillway. Photos showed the woman crying after being rescued 

Authorities said the woman’s vehicle became stuck against railing near a spillway. Photos showed the woman crying after being rescued 

Heavy rains in Oklahoma County have caused severe flooding in the past 24 hours. Parts of the state have received more than 2.6 inches of rain in the last day. First responders are seen taking the woman to safety

Heavy rains in Oklahoma County have caused severe flooding in the past 24 hours. Parts of the state have received more than 2.6 inches of rain in the last day. First responders are seen taking the woman to safety

About five firefighters (pictured) pulling the raft by rope to shore. Authorities said no one was injured in the rescue

About five firefighters (pictured) pulling the raft by rope to shore. Authorities said no one was injured in the rescue

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