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Helicopter Crew Rescues Man From Car in Yucca Valley Flash Floods

2019-02-03 20:26
Helicopter Crew Rescues Man From Car in Yucca Valley Flash Floods San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Aviation Unit conducted a swift water rescue in Yucca Valley, California, on Saturday night, February 2, after an elderly man was discovered trapped in a car stuck in floodwaters. Video posted by the sheriff’s office captures the scene as an emergency responder extricated the man from his car after a flash flood brought water up the the level of the car’s windows. A helicopter was called to the scene and a rescuer was lowered via cable to remove the man from the rising waters. The rescue was the second incident on Yucca Mesa Road in Yucca Valley on Saturday night, according to a fire officials. Officials said they were responding to a flooded vehicle with three people trapped inside when they received a call that a second car had been pushed into high water after attempting to cross a flooded roadway. Because rescue resources had been deployed in the first incident, a helicopter was called in to assist in the later rescue amid 40 mile-per-hour winds. One individual involved in the first flooding incident was found dead, according to officials. Credit: @SBCSDAviation via Storyful