25 people were rescued from a low water crossing during a thunderstorm warning by several emergency crews in Sabino Canyon, Tucson, Arizona, on Friday August 12, according to the Tucson Fire Department.
In a Facebook post, Tucson Fire Department said they were called to assist the US Forest Service and Pima County Search and Rescue in “rescuing 21 adults, 3 children, and an infant from the low water crossing in Sabino Canyon” in a ladder rescue.
Footage posted to Facebook by the fire department shows emergency crews rescue a baby and while others make their way across the crew’s ladder over rapidly flowing waters.
According to local news reports, one visitor sprained an ankle. No other injuries were reported.
The Coronado National Forest advised visitors to leave the Upper Sabino Canyon on August 12, due to flash flooding potential and a severe thunderstorm warning issued by the National Weather Service. Credit: Tucson Fire Department via Storyful