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Old 07-17-2017, 10:49 AM   #1
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Default Nine dead, one missing in Arizona flash flood

Pictured: The nine dead and one missing - including five kids - from the same Arizona family who were celebrating a birthday at a swimming hole when a flash flood struck
An extended family of 14 were celebrating a birthday on Saturday when a flash flood struck their swimming hole in Arizona
The bodies of five children and four adults were pulled from the waters
Hector Miguel Garnica, a 27-year-old father of three, is still missing
His wife and three children under the age of seven are among the dead
The remaining four family and friends were rescued and treated for hypothermia

The swimming hole is on the East Verde River around 10 miles
north east of Payson and around 100 miles from Phoenix

As geologically interesting as they are to see this is exactly the reason slot canyons give me the willies.
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Old 07-17-2017, 12:57 PM   #2
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If I had not lost internet due to the storm, I would have posted this first.

Make no mistake folks, my state will fuckin kill you if you give it even half a chance. Flash floods are just that, FLASH! You will not hear anything until seconds before it hits and I have camped and hiked this area numerous times, been in and out of those canyons and crossed those streams when they were little slips of water, not raging torrents.

On foot or on horseback, as I have done both, hell even in a car, you cannot move fast enough.

I live in the most beautiful state in the Union, with diversity in both plants and animals, low deserts to snow capped peaks. Respect her or she will bite you in the ass.

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