A car driven by a pregnant woman in Pennsylvania was swept down the Manatawny Creek for about a half-mile on Thursday, in flood which occurred during heavy rain.
The rain started falling Thursday and continued through early Friday in some areas. The woman was on the phone with emergency workers for about 45 minutes but numerous flooded roadways made it difficult for responders to reach her during the ordeal. Officers were unable to reach the vehicle as they encountered the same danger of rising water. The woman, 31-year-old Pamela Snyder. and a 9-year-old boy died. The last thing she told the firefighter late Thursday night before the call dropped was that the nose of her car was starting to go down into the water.
Pamela and his son
She was about eight months pregnant. Water rescue teams spent hours searching for the car in the flooded creek. In surrounding areas, rescue crews received multiple calls about vehicles stuck in the high waters. Portions of southeastern Massachusetts were hammered by heavy rain overnight, with the National Weather Service reporting that more than 5 inches (12.7 centimeters) fell over a six-hour period in Plymouth. Some road closures were reported.