Expectant Mother with Contractions Rescued From High Water

COLLEGE STATION - A mother expecting a child was reportedly experiencing contractions and was set to make a visit to a local hospital to check it out. Unfortunately, Mother Nature decided to stop the mother.

Heavy rains flooded Highway 30 between Highway 6 and the entrance to College Station's Veterans Park, and the vehicle the mother was in got stuck in a long stretch of high water shortly after midnight Friday.

First responders and TxDOT officials coordinated a plan. A College Station Fire Department fire truck slowly made its way east across the flooded Highway 30, loaded the mother into the truck, then kept going east to a waiting vehicle, which took Mom through Veterans Park to University Drive, then on to the College Station Medical Center.

A supervisor at The Med tells News 3 the mother and soon-to-be-born child are fine. It will be the second child for the woman, but it is unclear if the birth was imminent or if the contractions were a false alarm.

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