ST. PAUL (KFSM) — Two people were rescued from a minivan Wednesday (May 1) after the vehicle became stuck in a flood on a low-water bridge in Madison County.
Sheriff Rick Evans said the St. Paul Fire Department and other first responders helped get the motorists safely off the bridge water from the White River poured over it.
Widespread rain and storms will move east of the area today, with a lull in our storm chances this afternoon.
More rain and storms will likely return late tonight through Thursday morning.
St. Paul is a town of about 113 in southern Madison County, about 32 miles southeast of Fayetteville.
One man's quick thinking may have saved lives.
Steven Glenn, a road grader for the county, was on his way to work when his wife called him telling him she had just called 911 for the van stalled on the bridge. Glenn then drove back home and jumped on his road grader that was at his hot not far from the bridge.
"I went around the back way and got on it, went over there and pushed her out. I didn't want her going off the bridge of course. So, I just done what anyone else would`ve done in that situation," Glenn said.