Rescue crews in Tucson were called to the Tanque Verde Falls area to rescue three people who became stranded during a flash flood Tuesday night, the Pima County Sheriff’s Department said.

Officials said two adults and a 5-year-old boy were stranded just before 8 p.m.

An Arizona Department of Public Safety helicopter was called to the scene to assist in the rescue, officials said in a statement issued just before 9:30 p.m.

Earlier in the evening, a flash-flood warning had been issued in the area by the National Weather Service office in Tucson after heavy rains moved through.

A flash flood stranded at least 26 people Sunday evening in the parking lot of the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area near Tucson, just hours after the Pima County Sheriff’s Department issued a flash-flood warning for the area.

They were all safely rescued.


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