TV weather team stops live report to save woman from drowning

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By Carina Murphy

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A TV weather crew interrupted their broadcast yesterday to rescue a woman from drowning.

Fox Weather multimedia journalist Robert Ray was reporting on the deadly flash floods that had swept through Dallas on Monday morning (August 22), when he experienced just how dangerous weather conditions could become firsthand.

As he was getting ready for his report, Ray saw a woman drive into a water-covered roadway. The car was almost instantly submerged in the flood, which had been brought on by the torrential downpour.

The journalist then rushed to help the stranded woman, preventing a potential tragedy. In footage from the incident, he can be seen trying to push the car to higher ground to try to stop it from sinking.

When this proves impossible, Ray helps the woman climb out of her car window to safety. He later recalled how quickly the incident happened, saying: "She literally, as I was standing here setting up for the shot, guys, pulled in and didn't realize it."

"The next thing you know, her car was floating. So, I went out there and tried to push her vehicle as best I could," he added.

Meanwhile, the rescued driver - who identified herself as Stephanie Carroll - explained that she hadn't seen the water on the road, but that when her car started to sink she feared the worst.

"I didn't see anything," Carroll told the outlet. "I thought I was just going to drive. I go this way every day to get my daughter. I thought I was dying. I thought I was going to die. I thought I was going to drown."

She went on to thank Ray, saying he was "awesome" and a "blessing from God."

"Stay all the way safe, and just be watchful of where you're going," she added to other drivers braving the storms.

Over 15 inches of rain have fallen in Dallas since Sunday night. After rescuing Carroll, Ray described the extreme weather in his broadcast, saying: "Gosh, guys, over eight inches of rain has fallen in some spots in about a 12-hour period."

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Dallas floods in 2015. Credit: Tim Dahl / Alamy

"People are in harm's way. This is a prime example, guys, of what water and flash flooding can do. My goodness. My heart is 'boom, boom, boom' right now. What a morning here in Dallas," he added.

Thank goodness Ray was in the right place at the right time!

Featured Image Credit: Roman Samborskyi / Alamy

TV weather team stops live report to save woman from drowning

vt-author-image

By Carina Murphy

Article saved!Article saved!

A TV weather crew interrupted their broadcast yesterday to rescue a woman from drowning.

Fox Weather multimedia journalist Robert Ray was reporting on the deadly flash floods that had swept through Dallas on Monday morning (August 22), when he experienced just how dangerous weather conditions could become firsthand.

As he was getting ready for his report, Ray saw a woman drive into a water-covered roadway. The car was almost instantly submerged in the flood, which had been brought on by the torrential downpour.

The journalist then rushed to help the stranded woman, preventing a potential tragedy. In footage from the incident, he can be seen trying to push the car to higher ground to try to stop it from sinking.

When this proves impossible, Ray helps the woman climb out of her car window to safety. He later recalled how quickly the incident happened, saying: "She literally, as I was standing here setting up for the shot, guys, pulled in and didn't realize it."

"The next thing you know, her car was floating. So, I went out there and tried to push her vehicle as best I could," he added.

Meanwhile, the rescued driver - who identified herself as Stephanie Carroll - explained that she hadn't seen the water on the road, but that when her car started to sink she feared the worst.

"I didn't see anything," Carroll told the outlet. "I thought I was just going to drive. I go this way every day to get my daughter. I thought I was dying. I thought I was going to die. I thought I was going to drown."

She went on to thank Ray, saying he was "awesome" and a "blessing from God."

"Stay all the way safe, and just be watchful of where you're going," she added to other drivers braving the storms.

Over 15 inches of rain have fallen in Dallas since Sunday night. After rescuing Carroll, Ray described the extreme weather in his broadcast, saying: "Gosh, guys, over eight inches of rain has fallen in some spots in about a 12-hour period."

wp-image-1263166382 size-full
Dallas floods in 2015. Credit: Tim Dahl / Alamy

"People are in harm's way. This is a prime example, guys, of what water and flash flooding can do. My goodness. My heart is 'boom, boom, boom' right now. What a morning here in Dallas," he added.

Thank goodness Ray was in the right place at the right time!

Featured Image Credit: Roman Samborskyi / Alamy