More than twenty people, including three children and an infant, were rescued by Arizona firefighters on Friday night from a low water crossing in the Coronado National Forest, according to authorities.
The Coronado National Forest’s Sabino Canyon recreation area’s Bear Canyon is where the rescue took place, according to the Tucson Fire Department.
The U.S. Forest Service and Pima County Search and Rescue crews received assistance from the department’s technical rescue team in rescuing the 21 adults, three children, and an infant who were trapped on the other side of a low-water flooded crossing.
According to officials, crews decided that a ladder rescue was the best course of action and were able to construct a ladder on ladder arrangement 7 across the swiftly moving water.
Firefighters were seen helping others climb the ladder to safety and carrying an infant across it in videos and pictures that were shared by the authorities.
According to the department, everyone who was stuck was able to cross safely, and no accidents were noted.
“Just another day in the life for #TucsonFire!” the department wrote on Facebook.
According to Arizona Public Media, Southern Arizona has recently experienced monsoon rains that have caused flash floods and washed out roads.