Dramatic water rescue in Menard County Friday morning


A vehicle was swept into the San Saba River in Menard County early Friday morning.

Around 5:00 a.m., a single vehicle with two occupants was swept off a low water crossing on F-M 864 near Fort McKavett and into the San Saba River.

After one occupant was recovered, the Texas Game Warden Swift Water Rescue Team, along with four members of the Junction Fire Department, were working to save the second motorist. However, the first responders’ boat flipped during the recovery effort. A Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS) helicopter assisted in recovering the rescue team members, along with the second occupant. 

All individuals at the incident were safely recovered.

The recovery was a joint effort involving Texas Game Wardens, TxDPS, the Junction Fire Department, and the Menard Fire and Police departments.

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