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One person rescued after truck is swept away in Indiana creek

FRANKLIN COUNTY, IN (FOX19) -- Officials have ended a search for victims in Pipe Creek after a pickup truck had been swept away early Sunday morning.

At 1:30am, 911 sent responders to Pipe Creek Road along Pipe Creek to search for victims that have possible been swept away by the strong current.

When crews arrived they found the 31-year-old driver of the pickup truck near that location. The Fayette county man told responders he believed that there was another vehicle in the water.

The driver attempted to drive across a concrete slab- type crossing through Pipe Creek. He was able to swim to shore as his truck was swept away.

Emergency crews have not been able to locate any other victims in the floodwaters and postponed searching until daylight. After first light, crews from the Indiana Conservation office, Franklin County Sheriff's Department, Metamora and Batesville Fire Departments searched the area.

An aerial search was conducted by the Hamilton County Helicopter.

The driver's pickup truck was found 200 yards downstream.

Officials have found no other victims and called off the search by Sunday afternoon.

Officials say that motorists should not ignore the dangers and drive through flooded roadways.

 Just six inches of fast moving water can sweep a person off of their feet. One foot of water can move most cars off the roadway and into potentially deep water. Two feet of water can sweep SUVs and trucks from the roadway.

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