Three people were swept away by swift water near the Hard Rock hotel-casino on Sunday.
Firefighters responded around 12:14 p.m. Upon arrival, crews were met by four homeless people that were part of an encampment underneath the bridge of the Hard Rock parking garage.
A makeshift dam was built just outside the encampment. The four homeless people said that three individuals from the encampment were swept away into a wash after the dam broke.
Flooding near homeless camp next to @HardRockHotelLV - crews had to perform swift water rescue, all are safe #vegaswx #nvwx @KTNV pic.twitter.com/2k05xmPHK3
— Tom George (@TheTomGeorge) January 22, 2017
All three were rescued from a downstream manhole. No injuries were reported.