Michigan family of four rescued from Indiana floodwaters

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Authorities say a Michigan family of four who drove into high waters following heavy weekend rains was rescued from their swamped car by Indianapolis firefighters.

The Indianapolis Fire Department says the family was traveling from the Detroit area when they encountered high waters early Sunday on Indianapolis' far east side. They continued driving until their vehicle became marooned in floodwaters.

A dive team used a boat to rescue 51-year-old Douglas Nielsen, his 53-year-old wife, Sonia, and the couple's 19-year-old and 21-year-old daughters about 2 a.m. Sunday.

The Shelby Township, Mich., family's luggage was also retrieved from their water-logged car.

A massive storm that hit the Midwest dumped three to five inches of rain on parts of Indiana over three days. Nearly seven inches fell in southwestern Indiana near Vincennes.

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