At least 26 people were stranded by flash floods Sunday on the far side of the bridge leading from Seven Falls/Bear Canyon and were being shuttled to safety, according a Pima County Sheriff's Department's Facebook post.
The Sheriff’s Department Search and Rescue Unit, along with Department of Public Safety Ranger helicopter and the Southern Arizona Rescue Association, worked the rescue in the Seven Falls area of the Sabino Canyon Recreation Park.
No one was reported in immediate danger and the DPS Ranger helicopter was used to shuttle those who were stranded.The rescue operation started about 7 p.m. and was expected to continue for some time because of the limited seating on the helicopter, Deputy Cody Gress, a Pima County sheriff’s spokesman, said Sunday night. All of the people had been led to safety by 11 p.m.
Earlier Sunday, the Sheriff's Department closed Redington Road after heavy rains fell over the Catalina Mountains.