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.
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.
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.