WATCH: Dramatic water rescue after cars get swept off Brandywine Road

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Photo from the scene of a water rescue in Charles County, Maryland in the aftermath of Isaias on August 4, 2020. (ABC7)

When two drivers made the wrong decision to drive into a raging Swanson Creek as it flooded Brandywine Road in the Hughesville area Tuesday, it kicked off a two-hour ordeal that luckily ended with no loss of life or limb.

ABC7's Brad Bell reports that one of them was rescued from the roof of a vehicle, and another was pinned between a tree limb and her car, hanging onto the tree limb for dear life.

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Then rescuers realized a third person was in trouble in the raging brown water, a good Samaritan who had waded in and tried to help. Rescuers had to intervene and save him as well.

The rescuers ended up having to bring in a powerful airboat as the rescue apparatus, instead of the standard rafts.

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Our camera was there when the victims were reeled in.

Water has since receded in the area, but the road is now structurally compromised and remains closed.