A 13-year-old boy died when he and another teen were swept away Thursday night near a waterfall in Rio Rico, officials said.
The Santa Cruz Sheriff’s Department says it started getting calls around 7:45 p.m. reporting that two boys had been swept away by rushing water near a waterfall.
Rio Rico is about 60 miles south of Tucson.
The department’s search and rescue team was dispatched along with the Tubac Fire Department and a crew from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.
One of the teens — a 17-year-old boy — was eventually spotted and rescued, the Sheriff’s Department said.
Crews later recovered the body of the 13-year-old boy.
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