Body Recovered, Two Missing After Albuquerque (NM) Storm

One body was recovered Wednesday and the search continued for two other people swept into an arroyo after storms hit Albuquerque.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One body was recovered Wednesday and the search continued for two other people swept into an arroyo after storms hit Albuquerque, authorities said.

Firefighters pulled a man’s body from the end of a diversion channel on Wednesday morning.

Crews initially responded Tuesday afternoon when three people were seen floating down the diversion channel in northeast Albuquerque after the area was hit with heavy rains.

Swift water rescue units scrambled to the sides of the channel to attempt a rescue but didn’t spot the three people over a two-hour period.

Authorities say it can take days for bodies to surface and crews will continue searching for the other two missing people until they have exhausted all efforts.

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