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Multiple Rescue Operations After More Rain, Floods In Texas

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WACO — Firefighters have saved a man from a storm-flooded Texas river after he drifted downstream about three miles in the dark. Waco police say the man was located before dawn Wednesday after a worker at a nearby retirement center reported hearing voices calling for help.

Authorities say the 19-year-old man was at a house party when he somehow ended up in the debris-filled Brazos River. Firefighters in a boat pulled him to safety. The man was treated for a minor head injury.

Overnight storms west of Fort Worth prompted additional rescues.

Bridgeport police handled about 20 water rescues. Texas game wardens used a Humvee to rescue people from some flooded areas.