Third Body Found in Wake of Storms, Flooding in Albuquerque NM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Firefighters believe they have located a third person who went missing after being swept into an arroyo as a result of storms in Albuquerque.

Albuquerque Fire Department spokesman Tom Ruiz said Thursday that crews recovered a body in the washout area of a diversion channel.

Authorities recovered the bodies of two men were in the area Wednesday. Their names and ages were not immediately released by authorities.

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 trio over a two-hour period.

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