Family Of 4 Trapped In Truck Rescued From Rushing Waters In Murrieta

MURRIETA (CBSLA.com) – Firefighters rescued a family of four stranded in a pickup truck that got caught in fast-moving water Sunday evening in Murrieta.

Several Murrieta Fire Department units were involved in a swift water rescue that took place at around 5 p.m. in the area of Los Alamos Road and Monroe Avenue when a truck was overtaken by rising water, according to firefighters.

A father, mother and their two children – ages 6 and 2 — were brought to dry land within about 20 minutes. Firefighters threw the family members life jackets and then rescued them one-by-one. There were no injuries.

The couple told KCAL9 their truck got swept into a ravine on their way home from a birthday party.

“And this road down here, we drive it all the time,” mother Summer Partiva said. “Even my husband in his work trucks. And the minute we hit the water, it just picked our truck up and turned into the ravine.”

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