Man pulled from flood waters recounts rescue

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Dwight Music's vehicle is stuck in the mud after he drove down a flooded road. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Dwight Music's vehicle is stuck in the mud after he drove down a flooded road. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
Dwight Music, 73, talks about how he got stranded after driving down a flooded road. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Dwight Music, 73, talks about how he got stranded after driving down a flooded road. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

Dwight Music, 73, is lucky to be alive after he drove into flood waters in Buckeye.

On Tuesday, he was driving near 319th ave and Baseline heading into Buckeye to pick up his granddaughter.

He drove straight into a flooded area.

"it was really fast," Music said. "I've never seen it that fast in that river."

Music said by the time he realized it was too much for his car to handle he kept going to try and make it across, but he lost traction and his engine eventually cut out along with all electrics.

He was dead in the water.

"I sat there for a long time...hour and a half," said Music

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The water level inside his vehicle continued to rise up to his chest.

"I was sitting in it and then it started getting worse," said Music.

Finally, a rescue team was able to get to Music and pull him from his car.

"Get your head out o the window and your shoulders and we'll pull you out," is what Music said rescuers told him.

He wasn't hurt but shaken up a bit.

His car is a total loss.

Its now nose down, caked in the mud.

Music is thankful for the firefighters who helped him and has a bit of advice for others.

"When you get into those situations don't panic. It will get you in trouble."

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