Police rescue family stuck in ditch amid Hurricane Irma

Lakeland police received a call in the middle of Hurricane Irma's worst about a family stranded in the car.

LAKELAND, Fla. – Lakeland police officers helped rescue a family stranded inside their car in a 4-foot water-filled ditch on Monday morning amid Hurricane Irma.

Officers rescued two adults and two children on Swindell Road around 12:30 a.m. Monday.

At the time, the eye of Hurricane Irma was between Lakeland and Plant City.

Officers found the family with water up to the seats. They safely rescued the family out of their car.

Police said one of the children is 6 months old and the other is 10 months old.

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