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Father Rescues Family from Bridge Collapse

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    Alexis Nixon said her father, Jon Bender, threw a rope to save the family inside the truck. The passengers used the rope to climb back up to where the bridge once stood. (Published Sunday, June 21, 2015)

    Just when many overloaded North Texas lakes finally began to crest, Father's Day brought another wet day for the Metroplex.

    A Good Samaritan was caught on camera rescuing drivers of a pickup truck after a bridge collapsed underneath them.

    The Farm-to-Market Road 118 bridge over the South Sulphur River collapsed Sunday afternoon, sending a family into the water below.

    Alexis Nixon said her father, Jon Bender, threw a rope to save the family inside the truck. The passengers used the rope to climb back up to where the bridge once stood.

    No one was injured in the incident.

    Widespread flooding has caused serious problems for many in the region. FM 2499 between Grapevine and Flower Mound was closed for several days.

    Water flowing from Grapevine Lake swelled Denton Creek, submerging the six lanes in water several feet deep in some areas of FM 2499.

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