Crews rescue hikers trapped overnight in Sabino Canyon

Sabino Canyon (Source: U.S. Forest Service)
Sabino Canyon (Source: U.S. Forest Service)
Published: Jul. 28, 2021 at 6:10 AM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Hikers trapped by floodwaters in Sabino Canyon are out and safe after a very long night.

Pima County Sheriff’s Department search and rescue teams worked throughout the night to get the hikers out.

The water was high and raging, making conditions too dangerous for rescuers to attempt to cross on Tuesday afternoon, July 27.

Two groups of hikers were stranded near Seven Falls - a brother and sister in their 30s and four people in their early 20s, who were stranded in a different area.

No one in either group had any serious medical conditions, so rescuers decided to wait for the water level to drop.

That finally happened early Wednesday morning.

A third group of three people stranded near the Sabino Canyon dam was safely rescued Tuesday.

No one needed to be taken to the hospital.

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