Authorities respond to second water rescue

Photo from the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Authorities are responding to yet another water rescue on Friday evening.

Photo from the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office

This rescue is on Elkhorn Lane near the North Haines Fire Station. The North Haines Fire Department is taking the lead on the rescue.

Photo Courtesy of the RCFD

The Rapid City Fire Department says the vehicle was swept away when it tried to drive through the flooded road. It was stopped by a tree.

Crews made contact with the lone occupant and at 9:07 p.m. the Rapid City Fire Department tweeted that the occupant is out and safe.

At around 8:30 p.m. the RCFD shared a video of the first water rescue they performed on Friday evening on West Nike Road, writing, “We will take this opportunity to remind everyone to avoid driving through flooded roads. We do not, in any way, shape, or form wish to appear as though we are ‘victim shaming.’ We simply want everyone to know the dangers associated with flash flooding and be careful.”

You can see the latest updates on impacted roads and the forecast here.

Stay tuned to NewsCenter1 as we continue to cover the flooding.

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