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WACO, Texas (AP) — Firefighters have saved a man from a storm-flooded Texas river after he drifted downstream about 3 miles in the dark.

Waco police say the man was located before dawn Wednesday after a worker at a nearby retirement center reported hearing voices calling for help.

Authorities say the 19-year-old man was at a house party when he somehow ended up in the debris-filled Brazos (BRAZ'-uhs) River. Firefighters in a boat pulled him to safety. The man was treated for a minor head injury.

Overnight storms west of Fort Worth prompted additional rescues.

Bridgeport police handled about 20 water rescues. Texas game wardens used a Humvee to rescue people from some flooded areas.

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