By Heather Chadwick, Snohomish County Fire District 7 Public Information Officer.
At 5:53 am on Monday, February 3, 2020, Fire District 7 was dispatched to a report of two people trapped in their vehicle after they tried to drive through flood water at the 20900 block of Crescent Lake Road near Monroe.
Crews arrived on scene and promptly deployed the inflatable boat.
They were able to reach the first car they saw that had one person trapped inside with water up to their knees. Crews brought him to safety but quickly found out he was not the victim who had called 911.
Personnel returned to the water to find a second vehicle, a pickup truck, which had been swept off the roadway by the water and was almost fully submerged with two victims on the roof of the truck.
Crews were able to reach the truck and bring the two victims to safety. There were no injuries.
Fire District 7 wants to remind citizens to adhere to the road closed signs. Do not go around the barricades.
Driving through water over the road is very hazardous. There can be many hidden dangers beneath the water such as debris, pot holes, or the road could be completely washed away.
Furthermore, water is powerful and as we saw this morning, can sweep vehicles completely off the roadway.
Water flowing over Crescent Lake Road. Photo courtesy of Fire District 7.