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9 dead, 1 still missing in Arizona flash flood

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(Courtesy: KTVK 3TV - KPHO CBS5 / Amy Lloyd) (Courtesy: KTVK 3TV - KPHO CBS5 / Amy Lloyd)

TONTO NATIONAL FOREST, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say they have found nine bodies and are only looking for one more person among a group who got swept up in a furious flash flood in the Tonto National Forest in Arizona.

Gila County Sheriff's Detective David Hornung told The Associated Press that all of the victims were among a group of 14 family and friends from the Phoenix and Flagstaff areas who had met up for a daytrip along the popular Cold Springs swimming hole.

A 13-year-old boy remains missing.

The search and rescue crews, including 40 people on foot and others in a helicopter, have recovered the bodies of five children and four adults.
They ranged in age from a 60-year-old woman to a 2-year-old girl.
Four people rescued Saturday were taken to the hospital.

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