Firefighters rescue couple trapped in truck by Loveland floodwater

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The Loveland Symmes Fire Department dispatch says a car with two people inside went into the Little Miami River on Tuesday. (WXIX)
The Loveland Symmes Fire Department dispatch says a car with two people inside went into the Little Miami River on Tuesday. (WXIX)

LOVELAND, OH (FOX 19) - 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.

Loveland police posted this warning earlier in the day Tuesday:

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