Members of the Effingham County Dive-Rescue Team were called in to assist the Shelby County Dive-Rescue Team at 6:05 p.m. Friday to rescue a stranded motorist.

According to a press release issued by Effingham dive team Captain and Assistant Commander of Operations Jeremy Kyle, members of the Effingham Dive-Rescue Team responded to the Sigel Bottoms located at Shelby County Road 3075 East and Shelby County 100 North for a 24-year-old Strasburg female who was trapped atop a 2017 Buick crossover SUV surrounded by flood waters.

After the rescue, the Effingham County Dive-Rescue Team returned home while members from the Shelby County Dive-Rescue Team stayed on scene to assist towing the vehicle from the water.

Effingham County Dive-Rescue Team members were on scene for approximately one hour. The team advises motorists not to drive across flooded roadways.

Charles Mills can be reached at charles.mills@effinghamdailynews.com or by phone at 217-347-7151 ext. 126.

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