Cleveland TV weatherman rescued from flood

Goddard thought he was going to "buy the farm"
Associated Press
May 14, 2014

A longtime Cleveland TV meteorologist had to be rescued after rising water swamped his car on a highway exit ramp this week.

Eighty-three-year-old Dick Goddard, a local weatherman for more than 50 years, says he thought he was going to "buy the farm" when water flooded his car on an Interstate 71 exit south of Cleveland during heavy rain Monday night.

Goddard — who talking on the air about the rain before leaving work at WJW-TV — was trapped for about 45 minutes before firefighters in a rubber boat reached his car, broke the window and pulled him out. He was treated for hypothermia.

Goddard tells The Medina Gazette (http://bit.ly/1mqunLA ) the water was up to his chin. He credits firefighters with saving his life.

 

Comments

observer

Love ya, Mr. Goddard! Glad you're safe! This crazy site wouldn't let me use his first name because of ''profanity filter''! Are you kidding me! His first name was used in the article.

fotobug

You could use Richard....... But Mr. is appropriate....

Harley

Mr Goddard your new car is waiting. http://www.motorcarportfolio.com...

kURTje

Old & drives....

puddin95

Turn around don't drown.

ISPSP

Isn't somewhat ironic?

IT'S ME

Maybe it's a sign, time to retire and enjoy life...

holysee

dinosaur weatherman nearly goes extinct

holysee

Really, all cars should have ejection seats.

WeThePeople1965

That guy has lived a good life.

Justwow

Awesome man! Glad your safe!

Gardenman

Sure glad Goddard is OK. He is a legend in Cleveland and we want him around for a long long time.

kinnb@aol.com

yea,but he absolutely hates hunters!!!

worddrow811

Helpful hint, keep something under the seat to break the window if you have power windows. They don't work if the engine dies. Be smart and stay safe.