Two People Rescued After Car Washed Away at White Pines Forest State Park

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Heavy rain turns creeks into dangerous flood waters at a local state park, washing a car with people in it downstream.

It happened around 7pm at White Pines Forest State Park between Polo and Mt. Morris.

The driver was crossing a fjord when rushing water forced the car into a creek.  It took rescuers over an hour to pull the driver, a passenger, and a dog safely from the car.  They say it was especially difficult because of the strong current.

Park officials say the road they were on has a waterway that’s usually low enough for cars to cross.  But, Wednesday’s heavy rainfall caught drivers by surprise.

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