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Flash flood kills 9 at Arizona swimming hole

5 years 8 months 1 week ago Sunday, July 16 2017 Jul 16, 2017 July 16, 2017 9:03 PM July 16, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
Photo: KNXV
PAYSON, Ariz. - Authorities say they have found nine bodies and are only looking for one more person among a group who got swept up in a furious flash flood in the Tonto National Forest in Arizona.
Gila County Sheriff's Detective David Hornung told The Associated Press that all of the victims were among a group of 14 family and friends from the Phoenix and Flagstaff areas who had met up for a daytrip along the popular Cold Springs swimming hole.
A 13-year-old boy remains missing.
The search and rescue crews, including 40 people on foot and others in a helicopter, have recovered the bodies of five children and four adults.
They ranged in age from a 60-year-old woman to a 2-year-old girl.
Four people rescued Saturday were taken to the hospital.

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