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Two people, dog rescued from vehicle

Posted at 3:39 PM, Jan 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-07 20:40:21-05

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Two people and a dog were rescued by Tucson Fire Department after being trapped in their vehicle by high flowing waters.

Capt. Barrett Baker, spokesperson with Tucson Fire says crews responded to the intersection on Lee and Santa Rosa around 3:30 p.m.

The initial 9-1-1 calls was made by a bystander reporting the vehicle was stuck and hadn’t moved for about ten minutes.

The called also indicated the car had occupants inside, said Baker.

A swift water rescue dispatch team was immediately sent to the scene and confirmed the vehicle was stuck and had occupants inside.

A crew was able to walk out in a formation used in swift water rescues and assist the driver and the dog to the nearest corner, said Baker.

The crew then walked back to the vehicle and assisted the second occupant out of the vehicle and to the corner.

The vehicle was left in the wash until the water had receded to a safe level and then a tow truck was going to pull the vehicle out, said Baker.