Rancher helps FedEx driver stuck on flooded road near border

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SAN DIEGO — A rancher on a horse helped a FedEx driver who got stuck on a flooded road near the border late Thursday morning.

The driver got stuck around 11:30 a.m. on Hollister Street near Monument Road in the Tijuana River Valley, according to San Diego Fire-Rescue. Water was up above the truck’s wheels.

Lifeguards were called to make a water rescue, but a rancher on a horse was able to help the driver out of his truck and get him to dry ground before they arrived, Lifeguard Lt. Rick Romero said.

Romero expected more flooding in the area as the day went on. “Everything is saturated from the past couple of storms,” he told FOX 5. “We’re going to be seeing that all day long.”

The lieutenant didn’t expect FedEx to be able to move the truck for several hours.

The water rescue was at least the second of the day for San Diego County as a winter storm brought rain and snow to the region. Earlier Thursday, lifeguards walked a group of men out of knee-deep water in the Mission Valley area after they tried to drive a Charger through the flooded street.

Rain was expected to continue through Thursday before conditions dried up Friday morning. Get your full forecast here.

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