Nevada Fire, Police Search for Missing Teen after Heavy Rains

Crews search for Henderson teen who fell into a drainage wash

 

 
 
 

| Thursday, August 23, 2012

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Heavy rains in the Southwest flooded ditches and roads and prompted a dramatic rescue in Phoenix and a search for a missing Las Vegas-area teen.

Crews resumed the search Thursday for the 17-year-old boy who fell into a drainage wash in Henderson that quickly filled after a downpour.

Elsewhere in Henderson Wednesday, three men waved to a KTNV helicopter as they rode their mattress down a canal.

Rains overnight Thursday flooded roads in the Phoenix area. A driver and her disabled passenger had to be pulled from a medical transport van that was stranded after the driver tried to navigate a flooded Scottsdale wash.

Firefighters used a ladder truck and news video showed the driver and passenger climbing out of a van stranded in the middle of a flooded area.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.



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Nevada Fire, Police Search for Missing Teen

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Nevada Fire, Police Search for Missing Teen

Witnesses Steven Faubel, left, and Justin Faubel, middle, share information with Henderson fireman Robert Uszynski near the Duck Creek Channel during a search for a missing teenager in Henderson, Nev., on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012. According to witnesses, the man was pulled into the heavily flooded wash as intense thunderstorms filled storm channels and sent water into roadways. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jason Bean)


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Nevada Fire, Police Search for Missing Teen

Members of the Henderson police and fire departments head back to their vehicles after conducting a search of the Duck Creek Channel for a missing teenager in Henderson, Nev., on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012. According to witnesses, the man was pulled into the heavily flooded wash as intense thunderstorms filled storm channels and sent water into roadways. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jason Bean)


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Nevada Fire, Police Search for Missing Teen

Robert Uszynski, left, and Kevin Jackson of the Henderson Fire Department conduct a search of the Duck Creek Channel for a missing teenager in Henderson, Nev., on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012. According to witnesses, the man was pulled into the heavily flooded wash as intense thunderstorms filled storm channels and sent water into roadways. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jason Bean)


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Nevada Fire, Police Search for Missing Teen

Henderson Police Officer James Mitchell and his dog Xaro conduct a search of the Duck Creek Channel for a missing teenager in Henderson, Nev., on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012. According to witnesses, the man was pulled into the heavily flooded wash as intense thunderstorms filled storm channels and sent water into roadways. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jason Bean)


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Nevada Fire, Police Search for Missing Teen

Henderson Police Officer Craig Mancuso and his dog Rony conduct a search of the Duck Creek Channel for a missing teenager in Henderson, Nev., on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012. According to witnesses, the man was pulled into the heavily flooded wash as intense thunderstorms filled storm channels and sent water into roadways. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jason Bean)



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