- Associated Press - Monday, June 1, 2015

ALBANY, Ind. (AP) - Authorities say a driver was rescued from a flooded Randolph County roadway by an off-duty Indiana State Police trooper.

Indiana State Police say 80-year-old Jack Kirchner of Albany called police around 4:45 p.m., saying he was stranded in his car on a flooded road. A trooper who had just gone off duty was able to find Kirchner with the help of a local resident.

According to police, water was up to the bottom edge of the side windows of Kirchner’s car. The trooper waded in the water about 40 yards to get to Kirchner and got him to safety.

Kirchner was not hurt and was taken home by Albany police. Indiana State Police say his car will be retrieved once waters recede.

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