TUCSON, AZ - A 93-year-old woman and two others were rescued from a Tucson wash Sunday afternoon.
Fire Captain Adam Goldberg said just after 4:30 p.m., crews responded to the 6100 block of North Silverbell Road for a water rescue.
When the fire department arrived, they found three people trapped in their car.
Goldberg said damage from running water may have damaged the roadway which caused the vehicle to get “stuck” after the driver attempted to cross through the running water.
The 61, 69 and 93-year-old occupants required help from search and rescue crews to get them to safety.
The 93-year-old woman was carried out using a basket because she could not safely walk through the fast moving current with the rescue team.
Goldberg said no one was injured during the rescue.
Northwest Fire said it would like to remind the public that crossing any moving water is hazardous and should never be attempted.
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