Dramatic rescue from flood

August 27, 2008 1:42:49 PM PDT
It's exactly what authorities do not want you to do. In Apache Junction, Arizona Wednesday morning a driver took a chance, and ended up in trouble!

A news helicopter was overhead as a red truck drives through a flooded roadway. Soon after, a white car tries the same thing.

Unfortunately, it doesn't work, and the car gets washed downstream.

Fortunately, a passerby was able to help out.

Click "watch video" to see the rescue.

The National Weather Service says that floodwaters are usually deeper than they appear.

It adds it only takes a few inches of swiftly flowing water to carry vehicles away.