CAJON PASS, California (VVNG.com) San Bernardino County Fire personnel rescued two subjects from a vehicle after they became trapped in fast-moving waters.
The incident occurred just after 2:30 p.m. Sunday, when a person reported to Sheriff’s Dispatch that their Ford F150 was trapped in swift waters near Old Cajon Boulevard and Swarthout Canyon.
An air rescue helicopter was requested to assist, but due to weather conditions, they were unable to.
It took the Swift Water Rescue Team just under an hour to perform the rescue operation. The team was able to deploy a raft and maneuver it to the occupants trapped in the truck.
A male and female occupant were instructed to jump out of the passenger side window and into the raft, where they were then pulled to safety.
The area has been inundated with reports of flooding and mudslides largely in part to the Blue Cut fire that scorched the area several months ago.