Two rescued in Apache Junction after cars lodged under bridge in moving water

Posted at 8:15 PM, Aug 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-27 08:42:45-04

Two people were rescued from a washout in Apache Junction after their vehicles became lodged under a bridge. 

On Saturday evening around 6:20 p.m., fire crews were called out to Southern Avenue and Mountain View Road. 

Two vehicles were swept down a washout after both attempted to cross moving water in the area. The cars traveled about 60 feet in the water and became lodged under a bridge. 

Each vehicle had a driver in it at the time; both occupants were helped out thanks to by-standers who assisted prior to the fire department's arrival. 

There were no injures in the water rescue, Apache Junction Fire Department officials said.