Family Rescued From Car Trapped in Wash

Four family members, including a 5-year-old girl, were rescued from a car trapped in flood waters Sunday night in Riverside County.

A specially trained swift-water rescue team responded to a report of a car partially submerged in water on San Jacinto Avenue in Perris during a weekend of storms. The car ended up in a wash area with water rushing on both sides of the vehicle.

Six swiftwater rescue team members helped each occupant from the vehicle one-by-one, carrying the girl to safety and holding on to the other occupants as they walked through the rushing water.

No injuries were reported.

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