A 7-Eleven employee helped rescue a homeless man from rising flood waters Monday night.
Two male customers came into the store near Nellis Boulevard and Gowan Road around 9 p.m. and told employees they heard a man yelling help over the fence. The man was stuck in a flooding wash and his legs were caught.
A 7-Eleven employee named Josh grabbed a trash bag, putting it on before he went outside with the two other men. They were able to rescue the man and bring him into the store. The man was wearing a soaking wet T-shirt but no pants and only one sock. He was also bleeding after getting stuck.
Josh then gave the man some clean dry clothes, sneakers and something to drink as another employee, Rhonda Pollini, called an ambulance, which arrived shortly after.
It didn't surprise Pollini that her coworker jumped into action.
"He's a really nice guy anyways," she said. "He always goes above and beyond of what's expected. I admire him for his bravery and it shouldn't go unnoticed."
The flood waters took many by surprise as a strong system made its way across the northern part of the valley Monday evening. The storm also brought lots of thunder and lightning.
"The storm was so bad," Pollini said. "As soon as I got there, the power went out briefly. I was scared a little bit."
She wasn't expecting the evening to turn out the way it did but was glad Josh and the other men were able to rescue the man in the water. Pollini said it could have been disastrous.
"It happened so fast; it was surreal," she said.