Driver stranded by high water rescued from top of car by North Olmsted firefighters

Driver stranded by high water rescued from top of car by North Olmsted firefighters

NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio (WOIO) - Crews from the North Olmsted Fire Department helped rescue a man who was stranded on top of his car and surrounded by high water on Tuesday morning.

The rescue occurred in a Cleveland Metroparks in the area of Valley Parkway as flooding rains swept through Northeast Ohio.

Emergency responders arrived after receiving a call for a car that drove into high water just before 7 a.m.

High-water rescue in North Olmsted
High-water rescue in North Olmsted (Source: North Olmsted police)

The victim was safely rescued.

Overnight and early morning rains caused widespread rains throughout parts of Northeast Ohio.

High-water rescue in North Olmsted
High-water rescue in North Olmsted (Source: North Olmsted police)

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