EMS: Helicopter Used to Rescue Woman From Floods Near Manor
January 22, 2015
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  • The woman STARFlight rescued was the sole occupant of a car that was swept away in floodwaters, according to EMS. She suffered minor injuries and refused transport to a hospital, EMS said.

    Earlier: A emergency response helicopter rescued a woman from a flooded area near Manor Thursday night, plucking her from a flooded field as she clung to a tree, EMS said.

    At 9:31 p.m., Austin-Travis EMS reported that the woman was out of the water. Her condition was not immediately known.

    About 10 minutes earlier, rescue workers assessed the area scanning for trees and other possible obstructions for a rescue plan. At 9:24 p.m., STARFlight lowered a rescuer using a hoist that they intend to use to rescue the woman.

    Emergency personnel including firefighters and Austin-Travis County EMS responded at 8:52 p.m. to a flooded area near the intersection of Bitting School and Hog Eye roads about 8 miles southeast of Manor, officials said.

    The area flooded area is about 200 yards across.