- Associated Press - Saturday, January 31, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Tucson firefighters have rescued a man who was swept downstream in a flooded wash.

Capt. Barrett Baker says a witness spotted the man’s vehicle entering the wash near 6th Street and Perry Avenue shortly before 11 p.m. Friday and called 911.

Baker says authorities had to shut down Union Pacific trains so they could work on the tracks to get to the vehicle.

Emergency crews found the vehicle below a bridge area and then saw someone on the bank of the wash about 200 yards downstream.

Baker says the victim slipped but a paramedic was able to grab him about 10 feet over.

The man, who is in his 20s, was taken to a hospital.

Tucson police are investigating how the man’s SUV ended up in the wash.


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