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Rising waters engulf taxi behind Las Vegas Strip hotel

Posted at 8:50 PM, Aug 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-05 19:07:34-04

AUG. 5 UPDATE: Clark County firefighters recovered the body of a person swept away during yesterday's storm near Sahara Avenue and Lamb Boulevard.

Details about the deceased victim will be released by the Clark County Coroner.


LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- Las Vegas dried out Friday night after a brief but fast-moving storm barreled through the valley. The storm turned roads into rivers and a parking lot into a virtual whirlpool.

Flood waters swept away one person at a wash near Boulder Highway. The water was too fast for rescuers.They were unable to recover the body of that person. Firefighters, however, were able to rescue another person.

Rushing water also forced a man onto the roof of a taxi as he pulled people up and out of harm’s way in a parking garage behind the The LINQ hotel-casino. Six people made it to safety.

The wet weather caught some off guard. Drivers splashed their way through flooded intersections, others slog down streets that look more like lakes.

Dark, ominous skies scared some people into staying indoors. That was little protection as water seeped its way into an office near Decatur and Flamingo.

It wasn't all a wash out though. One viewer took a break from the summer heat to dance in the rain.