A vehicle drove into a community lake in the Rancho Mirage subdivision Monday morning. The two female occupants were extricated. One was unresponsive and both were transported to Chandler Regional Medical Center.
The call came in around 8:40 a.m.
Maricopa Fire Department, Maricopa Police Department and Tempe Fire Department and some bystanders responded to the scene off of Honeycutt Road.
Emergency personnel from MFD immediately went into the water, which was just deep enough to submerge all but the tip of the roof.
Business owner Damon Burke was driving by on Honeycutt when he saw a fire truck and a police car. He got out just to see what was happening and realized the firefighters were in the water and needing help.
He said he and other bystanders jumped in to help bring one of the victims to shore on a backboard. She told them her daughter was still in the car.