Arizona swimming hole flash flood: 9 dead, teen boy missing

Nine people have died and a 13-year-old boy remained missing Sunday evening following a flash flood that swept through an Arizona swimming hole.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office said officers received a 911 call around 3:20 p.m. Saturday about a search-and-rescue at Cold Springs swimming hole near Payson in the Tonto National Forest.

A storm caused the flash flood, sweeping 14 people down the East Verde River.

Four bodies were recovered overnight, including two children, Fox 10 reported, citing the sheriff’s office. Four campers who were pulled away from the flood waters were found alive.

Authorities continued to search for the missing teen Sunday evening.

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Source: Fox News



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