Body Of Woman Swept Away In Albuquerque Arroyo Is Recovered

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Crews recovered the body of an unidentified woman who was swept away by floodwaters in an arroyo in northeast Albuquerque, authorities said Wednesday.

Albuquerque Fire Rescue officials said the body was found at a washout.

They said two people — a man and a woman — were spotted in the arroyo after heavy rain hit the area Tuesday evening.

One person safely got out of the arroyo near Interstate 25 before the search was stopped by darkness and resumed Wednesday morning.

Crews had been tied to railings along the arroyo as they searched for any sign of the second missing person coming through the raging water.

Officials said they were looking for a woman reportedly wearing a green jumpsuit with a black backpack.

The backpack was later found, but not the woman.

Last week, three men died after being swept away in arroyos following a flash flood. Their bodies were later recovered.