BENTONVILLE, Ark. — A Bentonville officer was spotted helping residents stranded in high water Wednesday (April 28) morning as a torrential downpour caused widespread flooding in Northwest Arkansas.
Tammy Gilliland of Pea Ridge was able to capture photos of the rescue from safety on SE Walton Boulevard and Medical Center Parkway around 8:00 a.m.
Officer David Lee Hands can be seen helping two women escape from their vehicles.
Bentonville Officer Helps Residents Stuck In High Waters On SE Walton Blvd and Medical Center Parkway
Heavy rain is expected to continue through Wednesday into Thursday morning.
15 swift water rescues were made in Bentonville on Wednesday, and crews responded to five accidents.
If you see a flooded street, do not attempt to cross it in your vehicle.