Lifeguards rescue 2 from truck in Tijuana River Valley flooded road

San Diego lifeguards rescued two men or teenagers from a pickup stuck in the mud and rising floodwater in the Tijuana River Valley area Wednesday evening.

The two, who were unharmed, were helped out of the truck that was two to three feet deep in water, a San Diego Fire-Rescue Department official said.

The call for help came in about 6:35 p.m. at Dairy Mart Road and Clearwater Way. Lifeguards with the river rescue team and San Diego police got there and found the pair stranded in a pickup, off-road.

The water around them was not flowing, so lifeguards waded in on foot to help them to dry land, an official said.

Steven Horner told San Diego News Video that he and a friend were headed to the Chula Vista Model and Radio Control Club to check out regulations for flying a remote-controlled airplane. Their Ford F150 pickup slid in the mud and got stuck, then the water started rising, Horner said.

Lifeguards completed the rescue by about 7:10 p.m.

pauline.repard@sduniontribune.com

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