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Local News Chopper Covering Flash Flood Stumbles on Men Rafting...With an Air Mattress


"cheered and waved as they floated shirtless down the rushing flood channel"

A local news station's helicopter flying over the Las Vegas area capturing flash flood footage brought on from a deluge of rain Wednesday, spotted a group of men taking advantage of a flood channel . . . on an air mattress.

KTNV reports its Action News Hawk spied the men who "cheered and waved as they floated shirtless down the rushing flood channel." It filmed this footage of their endeavors:

But KTNV wasn't the only helicopter in the air above Henderson, Nev., yesterday afternoon. It reports a police helicopter ordering the men out of the water, at which point they pulled their floatation device from the rushing stream. It has not been reported if a citation was issued for rafting on the potentially dangerous water.

The Sacramento Bee reported weather conditions were such that a few motor accidents occurred while others stalled. About 14,000 customers lost electricity for a brief period in one Las Vegas neighborhood as well. The flooding was the result of an inch and a half of rain being dropped within an hour.

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