2 people rescued in Cave Creek after driving into flooded waters

Officials say both men walked away unscathed, but firefighters want to remind you: turn around, don't drown.
Published: Mar. 22, 2023 at 7:36 AM MST
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CAVE CREEK, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- Emergency crews worked early Wednesday to rescue two people trapped in treacherous floodwaters in Cave Creek.

Video from the scene appears to show two men atop their white pickup truck near Spur Cross Road, about three miles northwest of the popular Rancho Manana Golf Club. Rescue crews from Scottsdale Fire Department, Daisy Mountain Fire Rescue, and the Phoenix Fire Department all assisted in the operation where all two men were rescued using a ladder. Officials say that the men were trying to get to a job site when they got washed downstream. No injuries were reported.

Firefighters are seeing a big number of calls for water rescues, and they want to remind people to take precautions and avoid driving in floodwaters.

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