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Crews Rescue People Trapped By Swift Water In Las Vegas Rain

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Fast-moving waters have trapped several people in flooded washes in and around Las Vegas.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports crews ran a number of swift-water rescues on Tuesday, the first in a wash near the Hard Rock Hotel.

Clark County Fire spokesman Jon Klassen says hotel security found the man struggling against the current, and he was swept a half-mile before he was plucked out of the water.

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Shortly after, the Henderson Fire Department plucked a homeless man from another flooded wash after people heard him calling for help. Authorities say he's believed to live in a nearby tunnel.

About an hour later, a rescue operation started for two homeless people trapped by swift water in a North Las Vegas wash.

The downpour that broke a 116-day dry spell also flooded roads and snarled traffic