Monsoon storm leads to wash rescuePosted: Updated:
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Every year during the monsoon we hear of a few examples of people having to be rescued from fast moving water in Tucson washes.
It happened again Sunday night and thankfully no one was killed. Tucson fire had to pull a man out of the Santa Cruz river. It was the second wash rescue this month.
"Especially, if you see that it's raining in the mountains or it appears to be raining at another location, that's when the risk for flash floods is extremely high," said Capt. Trish Tracy from the Tucson Fire Department.
Sunday night's incident happened a little after 6. The man in his 20s, fell in and was swept 200 yards down the river. Firefighters found him at the bottom of the embankment and helped him climb up a ladder to a safe area.