Two girls get trapped in Orcutt storm drain
December 14, 2015
Two Santa Maria teens took a stroll through an Orcutt storm drain on Sunday afternoon. Then a downpour occurred, and the teens became trapped in the drain. [KEYT]
The girls, both 14 years old, entered the storm drain at Clark Avenue and Orcutt Road. They walked for about a quarter mile while the storm drain was dry. After the heavy rain began, the teens became trapped in a vault inside the drain with six inches of flowing water preventing them from safely escaping.
At about 2:37 p.m., emergency personnel received a call about the situation. Santa Barbara County firefighters responded, found the teens and removed a storm grate near the intersection of Orcutt Road and Patterson Road.
Responders lifted the teens out of the drain and gave them medical attention. The girls reportedly did not suffer any injuries, and they were released to their parents at the scene.