- Associated Press - Thursday, August 7, 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Two Albany police officers are being credited with rescuing two women from their vehicle after it became submerged when torrential rains flooded city streets earlier this week.

The Albany Police Department says officers Christopher Stiles and Philip Durand responded around 6 p.m. Tuesday to reports of flooding along Hackett Boulevard. The officers shut down an intersection to keep motorists from driving into the rising water, but a vehicle pulled out of a nearby parking lot and entered the flooded street.

As the vehicle began taking on water, to women climbed out and stood on the trunk.

The officers entered the chest-high water and carried the women to a nearby yard that was on higher ground. Police say both women were in their 20s, and one of them was six months pregnant.

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