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Driver rescued from high water in Floyd County

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FLOYD COUNTY, In.  (WDRB) -- Crews in Floyd County had to rescue a person from high water early Tuesday morning.

A call for help came in just after 3 a.m. along Highway 111 near Five Mile Lane.  Rescue crews say the say a driver drove past signs and ended up in deep water. He told them he was trying to get to Horseshoe Southern Indiana.

The man called for help, after he became trapped in his car.  Floyd County Emergency Management director, Terry Herthel tells WDRB that they are not certain about whether charges will be filed. But he did say the man was very cold and might have had a little hypothermia.  But he will be okay.

Herthel says this isn't the first rescue they've  had in the area, and he wants people to be very aware that the casino is closed.  "The boat is closed, 111 South is closed. It will be closed until further notice. Do not drive through the water. The boat is closed," he says.

He added that "we had two fire departments and a sheriff department on the scene. We are tying up a lot of resources to get these people. We just need to stay out of the water. We had a couple other water rescues down there since last weekend. "

Rescue crews are still looking for a man who was trying to walk through high water in Prospect on Saturday and was swept away by the current.

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