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Two rescued after getting caught in flash flood in Cochise County

A 77-year-old woman was rescued from a wash Saturday morning after getting swept away by flash...
A 77-year-old woman was rescued from a wash Saturday morning after getting swept away by flash flooding near Benson late Friday, July 2.(Cochise County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jul. 3, 2021 at 10:08 AM MST|Updated: Jul. 3, 2021 at 12:52 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Two women were rescued after getting caught in a flash flood near Benson late Friday, July 2.

According to the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office, it happened around 8 p.m. on Leyenda Lane, which is about six miles north of Benson.

The CCSO said two women were at the bank of a wash when a flash flood came through and swept them about at least 1/4 mile down the wash.

One was able to crawl out and get help while the other was stuck in the water holding onto a branch.

“The Cochise County Search and Rescue Team deployed and requested assistance from the Arizona Department of Public Safety helicopter, the Sundance Fire Department from Cascabel, and the Cochise County Road Department with heavy equipment,” the CCSO said in a release.

Around 7:40 a.m. Saturday, the 77-year-old woman was located trapped in mud and debris but alive.

She was transported to a local hospital for evaluation.

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