Tucson fire officials rescue two groups from flood waters

July 08, 2013

Monsoon rains in Tucson are leading to swift water rescues, according to fire officials.They had a pair of them Friday within hours of one another. Tucson fire Captain Chris Jurvig said a family was rescued first.

“Basically Houghton Road had almost turned into what was a river,” Jurvig said. “There was fast moving water, about one to two feet deep, with a vehicle with a family of four that was completely surrounded by this water.”

Jurvig explained that two hours later, a woman became stranded when an island was created around her and her dog by a running wash.

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