The City of Madison reported that a person was reported missing in flood waters on Madison’s west side on Monday night.
According to a report from spokesperson Katie Crawley, the vehicle was stranded near Chapel Hill Road and Regis Road on Madison’s west side just after 9 p.m. on Monday night.
Those in the stalled vehicle existed in quickly moving water and one person was reported missing. Madison Fire Rescue personnel are searching for the missing person.
Neighbors helping those in the car were able to help the three victims escape the car but were unable to help the third, currently missing, victim out of the current because the force of the water was too strong.
Madison Fire Department’s Assistant Fire Chief Lance Langer said that the water is “incredibly dangerous, emphasizing the importance of not driving in the affected areas.
“You get out in the swift water, and the sheer force that water has to push you in a direction you’re not capable of getting good sound footing before you start walking around,” he said.
Just returned from Greentree Park on the West side, where @MadisonWIFire crews are searching for a man swept away in swift floodwaters, trying to escape his swamped car. Neighbors tell me they tried to hold on to him but force of water was too strong. 2others escaped. pic.twitter.com/mj6BBeHb8q
— John Stofflet (@johnstofflet) August 21, 2018
MFD was still on the scene as of 3:30 a.m.
The National Weather Service reported flash floods across the Madison area on Monday evening.