NEW HOPE, Ala. (WHNT) – A man is in serious condition at Huntsville Hospital after his vehicle was swept into the Paint Rock River Friday night.
Rescue workers tell WHNT News 19 the man attempted to cross a flooded portion of Butler Mill Road in New Hope around 7:00 p.m.
That’s when his vehicle was swept into the river. According to rescue workers the vehicle traveled downstream for several hundred feet.
The man attempted to get out of the car and make it to shore but could not. Rescue workers were able to throw him a rope and pull him to shore.
HEMSI’s Don Webster tells WHNT News 19 that the man is in his early 50’s and is suffering from severe hypothermia. He was transported to Huntsville Hospital in serious condition.