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Authorities Rescue 2 Drivers Trapped in High Water in Dallas

The male driver was on his way to work when he saw the woman, whose van was stuck in knee-deep water

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    High water in Dallas led to some dangerous moments for drivers in Dallas Wednesday morning. (Published Wednesday, June 1, 2016)

    A man became trapped after he drove into high water in Dallas in an effort to help a woman who was also stranded Wednesday morning.

    The man's boss, Craig Chapman, said the driver was on his way to work when he saw the woman, whose van was stuck in knee-deep water near the intersection of California Crossing Road and Wildwood Drive. His vehicle became trapped when he drove over to help.

    Authorities arrived at the scene just before 6:30 a.m. and helped the woman walk to safety. The woman was treated at the scene and released.

    Responders then helped the man, who was sitting on his nearly submerged vehicle. Paramedics evaluated him at the scene and released him.

    Chapman said the man, who does not speak English, called asking for help. Chapman and others at Complete Landsculpture saw him on live footage from Chopper 5.

    "We were looking at him on the TV, trying to figure out where he was so we could get to him," Chapman said. "We kind of figured out where he was, pinpointed him and came to see what we could do to help him out."

    The woman, who also doesn't speak English, declined an interview request.

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    Texas has been inundated over the past several days, with heavy rain bringing the Brazos River to record levels on Tuesday. Nine weather-related deaths have been reported.

    The area near California Crossing Road and Wildwood Drive is known to flood along Elm Fork of the Trinity River and nearby Daniel's Creek.

    North Texas remains under a flash flood watch through Thursday.

    NBC 5's Chris Van Horne contributed to this report.