TUCSON, Ariz. — Multiple agencies performed a swift water rescue Friday morning near Camino De La Tierra and River Road.
According to TFD, crews began rescuing the stranded motorist just before 5:00 a.m.
Crews say the motorist was rescued just before his vehicle was swept downstream.
Here’s a better look at the flooded road now that the sun is starting to come up. A @cityoftucson worker on scene tells me it’s been a long time since he’s seen so much water here. pic.twitter.com/Wha7n3sI3y— Natalie Tarangioli (@ntarangioli) February 15, 2019
According officials, TFD was called out to rescue an individual near Swand Rd. and Avenida Rio Bruza, joining PCSD.
The individual was rescued from the water within ten minutes.
The tactical response team was canceled before they reached the scene.
"Firefighters arrived to the area and had to branch out up and downstream as poor visibility made it difficult to locate the car. Once located, firefighters from both agencies were able to lower a ground ladder down the bank of the wash and to the car, securing it with ropes. They walked down the ladder to the patient and assisted the patient up the ladder and to safety," TFD said in a press release.
The driver was not injured, according to Tucson Fire.
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TFD and @nwfd_az firefighters rescued one person from their stranded car near River/Camino De La Tierra after the person called 911 just before 5:00 am. Firefighters from Engine 4 and Ladder 331 made contact with the person and rescued them from the vehicle using a ground ladder to get access to the car. The vehicle was swept further downstream minutes after so timing was everything 👍🏼. Great team work, great outcome. #TucsonFire #staysafetucson