Three people were rescued late Tuesday evening after getting stranded during a flash floor in Tanque Verde Falls area in Tucson, the Pima County Sheriff’s Department said.
Officials said two adults and a 5-year-old boy were stranded just before 8 p.m. This marks the third rescue mission in the area over the past two weeks.
An Arizona Department of Public Safety helicopter was called to the scene to assist in the rescue, officials said in a statement issued just before 9:30 p.m.
Earlier in the evening, a flash-flood warning had been issued in the area by the National Weather Service office in Tucson after heavy rains moved through.
All three were rescued by 10:00 p.m.
A flash flood stranded at least 26 people Sunday evening in the parking lot of the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area near Tucson, just hours after the Pima County Sheriff’s Department issued a flash-flood warning for the area.
These rescues comes two weeks after a flash flood killed 10 at a swimming hole near Payson, and a week after flash floods trapped 17 hikers at Tanque Verde Falls.
Officials used a helicopter to airlift the largely unscathed Tanque Verde Falls hikers out of the canyon in an operation that stretched overnight and into the next morning.
Seventeen hikers were stranded by a flash flood at Tanque Verde Falls on July 23, 2017. Here is an in-helicopter view of a rescue. Pima County Sheriff’s Department
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