NewsLocal News

Actions

Car swept into lake during Naples flooding

Posted at 7:39 PM, Jun 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-14 21:50:55-04
Jeep swept into lake in Naples

A vehicle attempting to navigate flooded roads in Naples ended up in a downtown lake, according to rescue officials Saturday.

Photos posted to Facebook by the Fire-Rescue show the partially submerged Jeep at an angle.

Officials say the vehicle accidentally turned into a storm drain runoff channel and swept into the lake. No injuries were reported.

Flash flooding can easily turn driving into a dangerous, and sometimes fatal, action. Emergency officials want you to remember to "Turn Around, Don't Drown." As little as six inches of water can be enough to sweep a vehicle away, and you cannot tell what the condition of the road may be if you try to pass. Seek alternate routes whenever you see flooded roads.