By CBSLA Staff

SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — Two people were rescued on Monday after getting trapped in a flood control channel in Santa Ana.

The incident happened around 5 p.m. in the area of Raitt Street and Edinger Avenue, according to Orange County fire officials.

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A man and woman were hanging on an embankment above surging rainwater, caused by a storm system that moved into Southern California Sunday.

Firefighters used a boat to reach the two in a tunnel and they were examined at the scene before likely being taken to a hospital for any necessary treatment.

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Residents are urged to avoid flood control channels during rainstorms because they can quickly fill up and turn dangerous.

“That water is moving pretty fast and there’s a lot of force behind that amount of water,” said Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Thanh Nguyen.

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