Recent flooding in Port Clinton led to the rescue of a family trapped in high flood waters by officers from the Put-in-Bay Police Department.
The area in Northeastern Ohio has recently been declared to be in a state of emergency due to a severe storm in the region causing flooding, power outages and closures.
The family was on their way home to the east side of the island when they got stuck in front of Perry’s Monument on Bayview Avenue.
According to a Facebook post by the Put-in-Bay Police Department, the water level reached as high as 40 inches.
Three adults and three children were in the truck when Officer Tyrone Sanders arrived on the scene. He, along with a male passenger, helped carry the children to safety. Sanders also helped an adult female from the truck to dry land.
Photos include Sanders smiling while carrying a young girl to safety.
In the Facebook post, the police reminded everyone to avoid driving through floodwaters.
Commenters on the social media sight showed their gratitude by saying thanks to Officer Sanders, with one person writing, “Our men in uniform doing what they do best. Protecting and serving. Hats off to Officer Sanders for doing his job.”