Numerous water rescues performed along flooded roads

83-year old Lars Gudal, of Somerset, is rescued from his partially submerged car in southern Pulaski County 12-24-19

SOMERSET, Ky. (WTVQ) – There were numerous water rescues made over the weekend, particularly in eastern and southern Kentucky due to flooding.

In Pulaski County, a Somerset man was rescued by sheriff’s deputies after his vehicle got stuck on a road covered with several feet of water Sunday morning.

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Deputies Aaron Curtis and Zach Mayfield rescued 83-year old Lars Gudal, whose car was partially submerged at the intersection of Slate Branch Road and Madera Drive in southern Pulaski County.

Deputies say he told them he ignored the ‘Road Closed’ sign because he didn’t think the water was that deep.

Investigators say Gudal was treated for mild hypothermia at the scene and taken to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.