Firefighters rescue woman from SUV stuck in rising floodwaters

Firefighters pulled the woman from her car to safety in an inflatable lifeboat.

— -- As floodwaters rushed through an Oklahoma City street, one woman became trapped inside her SUV until first responders arrived to help.

The unidentified woman drove over a spillway through high water near Northwest 122nd Street and MacArthur Boulevard when her large black GMC Yukon became stuck against a guardrail because of the rushing water.

Oklahoma City police arrived at the scene first and called the fire department for backup, Capt. Julian Gaona from the Oklahoma City Fire Department told ABC News.

"We deployed our dive team, which brought a boat with them and provided assistance to the driver," Gaona said.

The rescue team secured a rope and tether system around a tree at a nearby home above the water line, with one end attached to an inflatable rescue boat.

Five firefighters tightly held the line as two others in the boat paddled to the SUV. Corporal Joe Childers seen in the red sleeve wetsuit and Lieutenant Cort Smith seen in the yellow sleeve wetsuit rescued the woman from the driver's side window.

After the crew and woman were pulled to safety, Gaona said, the woman was evaluated at the scene and was not taken elsewhere for treatment of any injuries.