Multiple people rescued from swift waters


Flash flooding was also predicted across the valley because the water from the rain drains downward towards U.S. 95.  Speaking of U.S. 95, three of the southbound lanes of the highway near Stephanie Street, had to be shut down due to flooding.

Police and firefighters helped get drivers and passengers from some vehicles, while public works crews closed some intersections and roadways due to water and debris.  State Road 159 had to be closed while crews worked to clean up flood debris.

Other impacted roadways included Kyle Canyon Road, Lee Canyon Road, and Cold Creek Road.

Fire crews said they had to conduct three different swift water rescues Thursday.

Around 3:49 p.m. the Clark County Fire Department responded to a swift water incident in a wash near the Hard Rock Casino Hotel. Firefighters were able to rescue two people from the wash.

A third person was swept by the rain through the wash. However, golfers at the National Golf Course were able to save the victim who was in cardiac, respiratory arrest.  She was transported to Desert Springs Hospital in critical condition.

The Associated Press reports the woman was in critical condition after she and two other people were plucked from a flooded wash.

At 3:50 p.m. Clark County Fire firefighters responded to a swift water rescue at 3642 Boulder Highway. CCFD says firefighters were able to rescue two people and their dogs from the wash.

A little after 4:45 p.m. emergency officials were notified of a person trapped in flood waters at Desert Inn Road and Hollywood Boulevard, so crews had to conduct a swift water rescue in the area.

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