TURN AROUND DON’T DROWN: Swift Water Rescue In Cajon Pass

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Two people were rescued after they were trapped in their pickup in swift water in the Cajon Pass area. An excellent reminder to TURN AROUND DON’T DROWN. (Photo by Doug Wolfe/San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department)

By Michael P. Neufeld

Cajon Pass – A swift water rescue Sunday afternoon of two persons trapped in their pickup truck serves as a reminder to all motorists — TURN AROUND DON’T DROWN.


TURN AROUNDThe incident — which was reported about 2:30 p.m. — occurred in storm water near Old Cajon Boulevard and Swarthout Canyon in the Cajon Pass area still recovering from last October’s Blue Cut Fire.

San Bernardino County Fire and Sheriff’s Department dive and swift water teams converged on the area, floated a raft to the Ford F-150 pickup and instructed the male and female in the truck to exit out the passenger side window into the raft.

Emergency personnel then pulled the raft and its occupants to safety.

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Caltrans crews helped rescue motorists on Highway 18 near Arrowbear who were caught in mud and debris flow. (Photo by Caltrans)