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Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 04/18/2011

Many rescued from water over weekend

At least seven people were rescued from Washington area waterways during the weekend, and the Maryland state police rescued two more from a rain swollen creek in Pennsylvania.

On Sunday night, three people, including an eight-month-old infant, were rescued in Bowie by the Prince George’s County fire department after water rose around their car on Governors Bridge Road at the Patuxent River.

Fire Department spokesman Mark Brady said the water had entered the passenger compartment of the car up to seat level during the 9:30 p.m. incident.

He said the area is prone to flooding after heavy rain.

Earlier Sunday, the Montgomery County fire department said two boaters were found unharmed in the Potomac River about 7:30 p.m. after searchers were told that they had fallen into the water from a canoe or kayak.

Meanwhile, the Coast Guard said it rescued two people Sunday morning from a 19-foot motorboat that was taking on water near Breezy Point in the Chesapeake Bay. It was not clear if the incident was associated with the weather.

On Saturday, the Maryland state police said, one of its helicopters hoisted two people from a flood- swollen creek in Adams County, Pa, after their vehicles had been swept from a roadway.

One motorist, the police said, had climbed from an SUV onto a tree limb, before being hoisted into the helicopter in a rescue basket.

In the second rescue, also in Bermudian Creek in Latimore Township, the victim had apparently been clinging to the roof of her vehicle when the basket was lowered to her and she climbed in, the state police said.

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