Joel Thomas CBS DFW
Teen Tweets About Helicopter Rescue During Flash Flooding
May 11, 2015
  • Share
  • SANGER (CBSDFW.COM) – The 17-year-old who is one of two people plucked by a helicopter from the roof of a pick up truck surrounded by rushing flood water declined requests for on-camera interviews, choosing instead to let his tweets tell the story. And Lane Wisdom, a.k.a. Young Killa on Twitter, began telling his story as soon as the dangers began.

    Indeed, all stations were carrying ongoing weather coverage of the violent storms and Wisdom’s rescue by an U. S. National Guard helicopter had become the highlight of the live coverage. Wisdom and another male stood on top of the truck as muddy water rushed around them about door handle high.

    “The way it happened it was about a foot of water on the road I was going to make it through then like a movie a wave shoved me off the road!”

    The truck was swept off a water-logged road leading to a bridge on the outskirts of Sanger as heavy rains pounded the area. The truck lodged on a fence to far out in the swift water for rescuers in the ground to safely reach. Wisdom continued Tweeting as he waited for rescue.
    “I’m OK guys my truck dream is ruined waiting on a heli evac rn” (helicopter evacuation right now)

    Wisdom had nicknamed his truck the Vortec Express. Monday, what appeared to be the Vortec Express sat on his driveway with doors open to dry the interior.

    Wisdom did Twitter-thank his rescuers.

    “…I’m fine and a big thank you to the guys who saved us thank you.”

    Meantime, Young Killa was receiving grief on Twitter for his televised misadventures. Many golf fans were furious a golf tournament was interrupted and pushed into a box next to weather coverage and they let Wisdom know about it. Wisdom pleaded with them to stop.

    “I wish people would stop talking [expletive deleted] it’d be greatly appreciated sorry about your golf and weather I miss judged it I get it stop reminding me.”

    (©2015 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)