Firefighters rescued a person whose car became stuck in the Whitewater riverbed in Rancho Mirage, authorities said Wednesday.

Riverside County Fire Department firefighters responded to a report of a person in a sedan stuck in the riverbed at Monterey Avenue and Avenue Las Palmas a little after 10:15 p.m. on Tuesday.

The person was taken to a hospital with minor injuries, according to the fire department.

Earlier in the day, a woman was rescued by the Riverside Fire Department after getting stranded in the Santa Ana River Bottom on an island of water.

The incident was reported around 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday near the intersection of Van Buren Boulevard and Jurupa Avenue.

The department said the woman suffered minor injuries.

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