Texas Parks & Wildlife aid law enforcement agencies in flood rescues

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CENTRAL TEXAS - The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Law Enforcement Division have teamed up with multiple law enforcement agencies to help rescue people stranded by the Central Texas flood.

About 25 state game wardens are working in boats to help people stranded in Travis, Hays, Comal and Bastrop counties.

Officials say game wardens assisted in water rescues in the Onion Creek area where people were picked up by boat from a rooftop of one home and the garage of another.

On Thursday game wardens rescued a family and their baby from a flooded subdivision near Pierce Lane and SH 130 in southeast Travis County.

Game wardens have also worked with DPS troopers and DPS air in the Martindale area, where one man was rescued from a tree. Other residents in the area were contacted by DPS air and refused to leave their homes.

Game wardens are currently conducting rescues with local fire departments outside of Austin.

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