Police: 2 rescued from flooded van on rural Kentucky road

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PINEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say Kentucky state troopers helped rescue two people who were trapped in high water on a rural county road.

Kentucky State Police said an elderly woman and a young female became trapped in a flooded vehicle on Monday afternoon in Bell County.

Police said a trooper entered into the water and was able to reach the Toyota van before it turned over.

He tied a rope to himself and removed the two stranded people from the van, as another trooper held on to the rope, state police said.

Both of the rescued people were checked out medically and released.

Police are encouraging drivers to avoid flooded areas, especially if the water is flowing fast.

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