Deputy Missing After Cruiser Swallowed By San Antonio Sinkhole

San Antonio Fire Battalion Chief Brian O'Neil has said two passers-by rescued a male driver from another vehicle Sunday night.

Two passersby were able to help a 60-year-old man out of his vehicle, which had landed the right way up in the water, though one of them was injured in doing so.

CBS San Antonio affiliate KENS-TV reports that occupants of a auto passing by saw a man stranded in the sinkhole and stopped to help him.

While her identity was not immediately released, WOAI-TV reports that she is a part-time deputy who works at the Bexar County Courthouse.

SAN ANTONIO- San Antonio firefighters have removed a vehicle containing the body of a Bexar County Sheriff's deputy after it was swallowed by a sudden sinkhole in a southwest-side road.

San Antonio Water System officials said the weekend's heavy rains have already caused at least four different sewage spills and line breaks.

Fire services used a crane to retrieve Ms Nishihara's auto and her body was found inside the vehicle.

Two bystanders managed to save the second driver, a 60-year-old man, by pulling him free so he could be taken to hospital for treatment.

Bexar County Sheriff Susan Pamerleau said her department was "heartbroken" and was assisting the family.

Fire and police officials were in the process of removing the vehicles from the sinkhole with cranes on Monday afternoon. "Until we find an opportunity to look inside we will know what happened", Puente said.

Both vehicles were pulled out just after 2 p.m. Monday. The deputy's family also confirmed they have been unable to reach her by phone after trying all night.