JASPER COUNTY, Mo. — About 1:30 p.m. Friday afternoon reports of a vehicle in the water of Spring River, near Kafir on County Road 180.
Carthage Fire Dept and Tri-Cities Fire both responded as it was close to a jurisdictional line. Jasper County Deputies were also alerted.
Tri-Cities Fire arrived to the scene on the north side of the river and spotted a Chevy Equinox in the water.
Chief Josh Craig of Tri-Cities Fire tells us they rescued two adults from the vehicle.
There were no injuries.
The driver drove around the barricades and was partially swept off the roadway.
“Flooding is Missouri’s deadliest severe weather hazard. The vast majority of fatalities occur during flash flooding and affect people in vehicles. You should NEVER drive into floodwater, no matter how shallow it may appear.” — MISSOURI SEMA
The vehicle will remain in the water until it recedes and can be removed safely.
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Scenes like the ones below are easily avoidable. Unfortunately, these scenes were repeated many times around our area this morning. Any amount of water over the roadway is dangerous. DO NOT DRIVE INTO WATER! pic.twitter.com/oPQUSMoqjv
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Golden City Fire and Jasper Fire water rescue driver Thursday morning.
Flooding at Spring River Kellogg Lake Park, Carthage, Mo.