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Flood Kills Nine People And Leaves One Missing In Central Arizona



Police says Nine people are dead and one is missing after flash flooding swept away a family at a swimming hole in central Arizona.


Sgt. David Hornung with the Gila County Sheriff's Department says Fourteen family members were near the Cold Springs Swimming Hole on Saturday afternoon when heavy rains caused flash floods. The victims have not been identified.

Six children between the ages of 2 and 13 are among the dead, and the oldest victim was in their late 60s. The missing family member is a 27-year-old male, and Four family members were rescued Saturday afternoon.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for much of Arizona, including the greater Phoenix area, through Monday evening. Storms are expected into the middle of the week.

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