Three people rescued from flash flood in Newhall

By Nikolas Samuels

Last update: Saturday, February 11th, 2017

A flashflood in Newhall trapped three people who tried to cross the road in two separate vehicles near Quigley Canyon Road on Saturday.

The two vehicles were trying to cross Quigley Canyon Road with a strong current when they got stuck.

“The water was up to about their door handles,” said Supervisor Art Marrujo of the L.A. Country Fire Department.

Fire officials assist a person who was trapped in a flash flood in Newhall on Saturday. Rick McClure/For the Signal

One vehicle had a young girl and her father in the car according to Captain Blair Wein of Fire Station 126.

Those two people were saved from the roof of their vehicle after a fire ladder was extended to them. They then were given safety equipment such as harnesses and life vests before fire officials assisted them in walking across the ladder to safety.

The person in the second vehicle was saved after fire officials tied a cable to the car and extended a ladder to the window which was where he was extricated from according to Captain Ed Smith of Fire Station 73.

“We brought him out on the ladder,” said Smith.

No one was injured in the incident.

The call was reported around 3:05 p.m.

First responders are seen at the scene of a water rescue in a creek near Meadview Avenue on Saturday. Dan Watson/ Signal
Fire officials assist in rescuing a peron who was trapped in a flash flood in Newhall on Saturday. Rick McClure/For the Signal
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Three people rescued from flash flood in Newhall

A flashflood in Newhall trapped three people who tried to cross the road in two separate vehicles near Quigley Canyon Road on Saturday.

The two vehicles were trying to cross Quigley Canyon Road with a strong current when they got stuck.

“The water was up to about their door handles,” said Supervisor Art Marrujo of the L.A. Country Fire Department.

Fire officials assist a person who was trapped in a flash flood in Newhall on Saturday. Rick McClure/For the Signal

One vehicle had a young girl and her father in the car according to Captain Blair Wein of Fire Station 126.

Those two people were saved from the roof of their vehicle after a fire ladder was extended to them. They then were given safety equipment such as harnesses and life vests before fire officials assisted them in walking across the ladder to safety.

The person in the second vehicle was saved after fire officials tied a cable to the car and extended a ladder to the window which was where he was extricated from according to Captain Ed Smith of Fire Station 73.

“We brought him out on the ladder,” said Smith.

No one was injured in the incident.

The call was reported around 3:05 p.m.

First responders are seen at the scene of a water rescue in a creek near Meadview Avenue on Saturday. Dan Watson/ Signal
Fire officials assist in rescuing a peron who was trapped in a flash flood in Newhall on Saturday. Rick McClure/For the Signal

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  • KadyCee

    The water is supposed to go down the river that way – not actually a flash flood. Cars don’t usually try to cross when it’s that full.

  • K. Hebert

    I am glad nobody was severely hurt but, when is other people’s idiocy going to stop costing me money?

  • billkealey

    Gotta start making idiots pay the bill instead of taxpayers. How about this…stop rescueing idiots who don’t know any better or even the ones who do know better. Let natural selection do its job….except of course for the young innocents who are wondering why their parents are so dumb!

    • Kriss

      Exactly!!

Nikolas Samuels

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