Crews make two swift-water rescues as rain hits southern Arizona

Published: Jun. 28, 2022 at 12:21 PM MST|Updated: Jul. 1, 2022 at 7:06 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - There were at least two swift-water rescues in the Tucson area Friday afternoon as a strong storm rolled through the area.

The first was at East Blackledge and North Columbus. Tucson firefighters said two victims had gotten out of the water by the time they arrived. A third person had been swept downstream, but managed to get themselves to safety, they said.

The second rescue was North Santa Rosa Avenue and East Lee Street, which is near Pima and Rosemont.

Crews were able to rescue a young woman whose car got stuck in the flooded street. While we were there, at least two more cars drove through the wash.

Firefighters told us this is a particularly bad area for flooding and that rescues happen all the time.

As of 7 p.m., Kolb Road was closed from East Valencia to Irvington due to flooding.

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