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Group caught in flash flood, two injured, including young teen

Group caught in flash flood, two injured, including young teen

CREATED Jul 17, 2012

Web Producer: Taylor Avey

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - A man and a teenager were injured in a flash flood that sent four people underwater. 

The Cochise County Sheriff's Office responded to a call Monday night in the 2000 block of Carr Canyon Road regarding a 22-year-old male who was suffering from multiple cuts and bruises.

The man advised officers that he had been with two men and a 16-year-old girl at the lower Carr Canyon campground when a wall of water rushed down the stream, pushing his friends underwater.

The Cochise County Sheriff's Office launched a search and rescue mission with the help of the Sierra Vista Fire Department and the Fry Fire Department's Swift Water Rescue Teams.  

Shortly after the search got underway, rescuers spotted the two male subjects who were safe and unharmed.

The 16-year-old girl was later found safely approxiamtely 600 feet from where she had been swept away by the flash flood.  

The girl is suffering from a mild case of hypothermia, along with minor cuts and abrasions. 

The 22-year-old male was taken to the Sierra Vista Regional Health Care Center for treatment of his injuries.