Family rescued from flooded creek in Frankfort

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – A family of four was rescued from a flooded creek in Frankfort after their vehicle was swept downstream, according to a report in the State Journal.

A couple and their two children were traveling on Snow Hill Road, northwest of Frankfort just past midnight Tuesday, when their pickup truck was swept away in flooded Benson Creek, according to the newspaper report.

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It took rescue crews two and a half hours to find the pickup truck because it had been swept an estimated 600-feet downstream from where it entered the water, according to the newspaper.

Frankfort Fire Department Chief Wayne Briscoe told the newspaper the pickup truck was submerged and the woman and her two children were sitting on top of the truck about 50-feet from the bank when they arrived.  He told the newspaper the woman’s husband had somehow made it to shore.

The family was checked out at the hospital because of the amount of time they were out in the cold, according to the State Journal.