UPDATE: Northwest Fire reports two successful swift-water rescue - Tucson News Now


UPDATE: Northwest Fire reports two successful swift-water rescues

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Two swift-water rescues ended successfully on Monday, July 17, with occupants of two vehicles being helped to safety by crews from the Northwest Fire District, aided by the Tucson Fire Department.

According to a tweet from Northwest Fire, crews from Tucson Fire helped with one of the rescues because of access problems.

The first rescue was in the 2600 block of North Lloyd Bush Drive, near the Camino de Oeste wash.

“He tried to go through and got belly up on this band of debris," Kim Duffek said. 

Duffek lives right next to the wash and saw the whole thing unfold as the wash flowed over its banks.

“It widened out to where it was 30 feet across," Duffek said. 

She is just glad everyone made it out of the storm OK. “I do wish people would use more caution when it comes to driving through washes.”

The second was in the 4300 block of North Silverbell Road, near El Camino del Cerro.

On Sunday, two cars were stranded by flooded washes.

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