A large-scale rescue operation was completed Monday after 17 people became trapped during a flash flood in the Tanque Verde Falls area Sunday evening.
Rescuers brought two men out of the area Monday, completing the rescue effort.
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The Pima County Sheriff’s Department says the group called for help just after 5:30 p.m. As of 4:00 a.m. Monday, rescuers pulled 15 people, including a 4-year-old boy, from the area. At one point, rescuers used a helicopter to lift people to safety.
Pima County Search and Rescue, Rural/Metro Fire District, deputies and volunteers from the Southern Arizona Rescue Association (SARA) aided the efforts.