Two people became trapped in floodwater Tuesday near Loveland.
Authorities sent out a report around 4 p.m. that a couple had driven into the Little Miami River and were trapped in their vehicle. It happened near Karl Brown Way.
"What was I thinking?" said Lee Taulbee, 76, sharing a laugh with his wife after the ordeal. "What the hell did I do wrong?"
The two were surrounded by fast, rising water, but were eventually rescued and taken home without injury.
"As soon as I hit the water, the engine died and it started floating," Taulbee said.
Taulbee and his wife said there was some confusion about a sign warning them not to pass.
Don’t underestimate the power of water. Turn Around Don’t Drown! https://t.co/NifPjd3ZYq #FloodSafety #SpringSafety pic.twitter.com/THRqpAm5Jd— NWS (@NWS) April 2, 2018
Don’t underestimate the power of water. Turn Around Don’t Drown! https://t.co/NifPjd3ZYq #FloodSafety #SpringSafety pic.twitter.com/THRqpAm5Jd
Loveland police posted this warning earlier in the day Tuesday:
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