2 rescued from Albuquerque arroyos


ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Two people were rescued from Albuquerque arroyos Wednesday afternoon.

According the Albuquerque Fire Department, on man was swept away by swift moving water near Indian School and Moon and traveled three miles until he was rescued by AFD. The man was taken to a local hospital in stable condition.

Albuquerque Police Department also rescued a 16-year-old female from an arroyo near Louisiana. APD says officers tied together their rain jackets and with the help of an off-duty AFD firefighter, they pulled the teen to safety. The teen was taken to the hospital by her mother, her condition is unknown.

Heavy rain and flooding are possible over the next 24 hours. Be sure to stay away from arroyos and drainage ditches at all times.

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