NEW YORK – Two teenagers have been rescued in New Jersey after a flash flood swept through Bergen County.

Authorities say the teens became trapped in an old railway tunnel in Edgewater when the water began to rise rapidly. Emergency crews received the 9-1-1 call around 4:30 p.m. for assistance River Road.

Firefighters swam out and pulled the two miners out of the tunnel, after they were believed to have been inside the tunnel for several hours.

“They said they had been in the tunnel for about two hours. They had seen something on the internet that they wanted to explore the tunnel,” Lt. Robert Jacobsen said. “Think before you do things, especially in bad weather outside.”

Jacobsen said the rescued teenagers were fine, but were still taken to a nearby hospital for checks.

The rescue came amid a seemingly endless downpour in the Garden State, most of which was under flash flood watch through Sunday.

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