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Water related deaths reported in Arizona days after storms

PHOENIX (AP) — Days after a storm brought heavy rains to much of Arizona, officials are still dealing with water-related deaths and worse weather ahead, Maricopa County Sheriff officials said. , reportedly said an 81-year-old man had died. Kayaking on Mesa’s Salt River on Saturday morning. Drownings were reported, so delegates were called to the Pebble Beach area of ​​the river. Other kayakers on the river pulled him up and gave him first aid, but the Lake Patrol said he died at the scene. The man has not yet been identified, according to sheriff officials. A family also kayaking on the Salt River had to be rescued by emergency crews late Saturday after their kayak capsized. The family clung to bushes and trees and floated, but officials say they were all airlifted to safety. Also on Saturday, Avondale Police received a call reporting a body found along the Gila River. Sedona and Verde Valley firefighters rescued three adults, a child and two dogs from Oak Creek Friday after a truck got stuck in rising water. Did. The National Weather Service said another winter storm moved into northern Arizona on Sunday night and rain is expected in the Phoenix metropolitan area on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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