Wife drowns, husband rescued in floodwaters near San Antonio

GUADALUPE COUNTY, Texas - The body of a woman who drowned in a flooded creek northwest of San Antonio was found Friday afternoon. 

Shireal Bollinger, 58, was in a car that got swept away in Santa Clara Creek near Cibolo early Friday.

Her husband 68-year-old Ricky Bollinger, managed to escape the floodwaters and was found clinging to a tree after a TxDOT crew heard him yelling for help.  

Authorities told KENS 5 that the Bollingers were called around 1 a.m. by a friend whose car had stalled on Interstate 10 near Cibolo.

They went to help and reportedly could not find their friend or the vehicle, and they ended up on the access road. They were then swept away into the floodwaters they didn't see.

Cibolo is about 25 miles northwest of San Antonio. 


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