Two officers make heroic rescue near MCRD

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A 20-year-old man whose van became stranded in heavy
flooding in the Midway District was rescued by two officers who broke one of
the van's windows and pulled the driver to safety, police said today.

The rescue occurred at Pacific Highway and Witherby Street about 9:40
p.m. Thursday, according to San Diego police Officer David Stafford.

The man could not roll down his electric windows or open any doors
because of the pressure of the water outside, Stafford said, noting no one was

Around the same time in the same area, a taxi cab also became stuck in
the water but the occupants were able to get out on their own, Stafford said.

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