Search crews find no signs of flood victims after reports of people swept into drainage tunnels, SAFD says

SAFD conducted search just after midnight near El Monte Boulevard, West Avenue

SAFD investigates a call for a group of people swept away by flood waters in a drainage ditch near Interstate 10 and El Monte Boulevard. Officials said after a thorough search, no victims were found. (Copyright 2024 by KSAT - All rights reserved.)

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Fire Department responded to 25 calls for water rescues following flash flooding triggered by storms late Sunday night into Monday morning.

SAFD spokesman Woody Woodward said one caller reported at least five people who may have been swept away by fast-moving water in a drainage tunnel just after midnight near Interstate 10 and El Monte Boulevard, not far from West Avenue.

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Firefighters made multiple locations and deployed a boat but no one was found, Woodward said. Units were sent out again a few hours later and finished the investigation around noon.

Woodward said no recoveries or rescues were conducted by crews.

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