- Associated Press - Monday, July 7, 2014

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Officials say a vehicle was buried in mud over the weekend after its driver tried to cruise through a Las Vegas-area retention basin as it filled with runoff.

Spokeswoman Erin Neff of the Clark County Regional Flood Control District says the male driver was helped out by a friend and was not hurt in the Sunday evening incident. But she says another vehicle that tried to winch out the first one also got stuck.

Neff says the man was driving through the Kyle Canyon Detention Basin following an afternoon rainstorm when waters from the nearby Spring Mountains started rushing into it.

The water rose to about eight feet.

Neff said people need to stay out of the basin and should be careful about potentially deadly flash floods after desert rainstorms.

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