Pennsylvania boy, 12, stranded in tree is rescued from the raging water



Raw video: Flood waters wash car away downstream

Heavy rains carry cars and other vehicles down the river in Hazleton, PA.

A 12-year-old boy who was stranded on a fallen tree surrounded by rushing water and was rescued with success, authorities said.

The First responders in Phoenixville, Pa., thread a rope to the boy, as Fox 29 reported. A small inflatable boat was sent to the rescue position, and the boy jumped on the boat and was pulled to safety.

It is unclear how the boy became stranded or if he suffered any injuries, KYW-TV added.

Overnight rains triggered flooding in parts of central and eastern Pennsylvania on Monday, closing of a heavily traveled interstate and the transmission of water in the houses in the mountainous coal regions.

The State highway and emergency management officials reported numerous closed roads across a wide swath of the state from Williamsport to the suburbs of Philadelphia, and some drivers had to be rescued.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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