With all the flooding going on this year, I thought it would be a good idea to share this story with everybody. Saturday night, at about 3 am, the assistant manager of the store that I work, a locally raised fellow about 22 years old, made a deadly mistake. He drove his car, a '97 Mustang GT, into water that was running over the road, and had done so several times in the same location that same day. Well, the water had risen a few feet, and his car got swept from the road, and downstream about 50'. He climbed out of the window, and onto the roof of the car. There was a vehicle behind him with 2 passengers. A man, and his girlfriend. They got out, to see what happened. As the man was calling 911, his girlfriend thought it would be a good idea to try and make a rescue. She was swept away in the current, and was found dead a quarter of a mile downstream. This happened in town in Columbia Mo. City officials claim that they placed barricades there earlier in the evening, and that someone must have removed them. Anyways, don't be a fool, and attempt to drive your vehicle through flood water, and if at all possible, try and wait for the fire and rescue squad instead of attempting a rescue yourself. I know that is situational, and when someone needs help right away, sometimes you gotta do wahat ya gotta do. In this case, the death was senseless. You cannot swim in flood water, and a rescue team has eqipment to help in such cases, and was only minutes away in this case. It doesn't take a whole bunch of rushing water to ruin your day, or take your life either. Just a few feet deep is sufficient.