Driver airlifted from roof of car as vehicle submerged in California floodwaters

A driver was pulled from their car as the vehicle became submerged in rapidly rushing floodwater in Ventura County, California.

Ventura County Fire Department posted footage on Twitter showing one of their staff members being lowered down to the car in Ojai before lifting the driver to safety on Friday (24 February).

The National Weather Service issued flash flood warning for areas of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties for late on Friday, predicting that heavy rain was likely to continue “through much of the day”.

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