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Man dies after water rescue in Washington County, Kentucky

A man and woman were transported to the hospital after a water rescue, according to the Washington County Sheriff. The man did not survive.
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Flooding on road in Washington County, Kentucky

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Kentucky — Two people in Washington County, Ky. were pulled from a vehicle in high water on KY-53 near Willisburg, according to the Washington County Sheriff.

John Settles told WHAS11 he was driving down Lawrenceburg Rd. when he noticed a car stuck in the water with a man and a woman inside. 

"The water was up to their necks in their vehicle," Settles said.

A group of people jumped to action, breaking the windows and pulling them from the car.

Following the rescue, the man and woman were transported to the hospital. According to the Washington County Coroner, the man did not survive.

About a mile away from the incident, another scary incident occurred, Claudia Goff told WHAS11. Goff said she woke up to find flooding outside of her home, and her father was trapped in the current. 

"I tried to walk through it. I didn't get halfway through the yard and had to go back because the current was so strong I couldn't walk through it," Goff said.

Once the water starting going down, Goff's father was able to make it back out. 

The Washington County Sheriff's Office also made multiple posts on Facebook today warning of high water in the area. They asked people to use extreme caution in the 700 block of Mayes Creek Rd. and the 1000 block of Lawrenceburg Rd.

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