TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - A Tucson child is safe after falling into a flooded wash Wednesday, July 31.
The Tucson Fire Department said the 11-year-old boy slipped into the Alamo Wash.
The TFD said the boy, who grabbed onto a tree near the water’s edge, was quickly rescued thanks to help from witnesses. He was transported to a local hospital in stable condition.
It was a busy day for first responders as a monsoon storm rolled across Tucson, bringing plenty of rain and some localized flooding.
The TFD said it received four swift-water rescue calls and dealt with seven vehicles stranded in water.
One of the calls was from the midtown area -- Glenn and Wilson -- while the rest were from the Golf Links and Kolb area. TFD said everyone made it out safely.
KOLD News 13 viewer Ginevra Mannino shared a video of a rescue from near Golf Links around the same time. She said the rescuer had to break a window on the vehicle to get people out.
We are working to find out if that rescue, which can be viewed below, was by TFD crews or a Good Samaritan.
“Be careful traveling around town this evening for any lingering water in the wash channels or low points in the roads,” TFD said in a tweet.
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