2 rescued from high water in west Houston


by khou.com staff


Posted on July 16, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 2 at 9:38 PM

HOUSTON – Emergency crews rescued two men who became trapped in high water after a fishing trip in the Addicks Reservoir Monday in west Houston.

The drama happened near Groeschke Street and Highway 6, south of Bear Creek Park.  The men said they started fishing along one of the nature trails around 3 p.m. when the water suddenly started to rise.  

The two 19-year-old men climbed a tree and called 911. They stayed on the phone with rescuers as they hung onto the tree in the rain-swollen Addicks reservoir.

A Houston police helicopter and a couple of Houston Fire Department boats were at the scene searching for the men, but it took awhile to find them.

During the search, the victims texted HPD to let them know they could hear the boats and helicopters, so crews knew they were getting close.

Police blocked the southbound lanes of Highway 6 as they worked to reach the men.

They were finally spotted around 7:30 p.m.

They rescued them about an hour later.

The men were not injured.