18-Year-Old Trapped in Flooding Car Clings to Tree for Survival

August 17, 2020


A Missouri teenager's TikTok has gone viral for capturing her car's terrifying plunge into flood waters and the dramatic rescue that followed. Soon-to-be college freshman Catherine Ke was driving to her boyfriend's house close to 2 a.m. when she drove into a flood zone. As water started gushing into her car, Ke began recording, and soon abandoned the vehicle. The rushing water swept her away as she called 911, and she thought she might drown. She clung to a tree for an hour waiting for rescue.