MADISON (AP) -- Sheriff's deputies have rescued two people stranded in flood water in western Minnesota.

Lac Qui Parle County sheriff's officials say the man and woman drove around a road barricade near Madison Thursday afternoon and attempted to drive through flood water. A strong current pushed them into a field where water was rising quickly inside the vehicle.

Deputies used an inflatable rescue boat to reach the couple and move them to safety. Disregarding a barricade can cost a driver up to $1,000 and 90 days in jail. Sheriff's officials did not say whether a misdemeanor was issued in this case.

Authorities say an estimated 150 to 200 miles of rural roads are flooded across Lac Qui Parle County.

Photo courtesy of Lac Qui Parle County Sheriff