Sunday, August 6, 2017

Body Recovered of Person Swept Away in Las Vegas Flash Flooding

Pam Wright
Published: August 5,2017

The body of a person swept away by flash flood in Las Vegas Friday was recovered Saturday afternoon, the coroner's office confirmed.
No other details about the individual have been released, News 3 reports.
According to the Associated Press, eight people were swept away by floodwaters in two areas as storms swept through the area Friday night. Two were swept away near the Seigel Suites Hotel. One was rescued, while the other went missing, prompting a recovery effort that ended Saturday when the body was recovered. Six others were rescued behind the Linq Hotel, said Clark County Fire Department Deputy Chief  Jeff Buchanan.
The Las Vegas Fire Department tweeted that lightning had struck a palm tree by an office building near downtown. The burning embers fell onto the roof and caused $20,000 of damage, the department told the Las Vegas Review Journal.
Heavy rainfall from the afternoon thunderstorms closed several roads in the area.
MORE: Aerial Photos of Las Vegas at Night

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