Rescue crew stops search for man stuck in floodwaters near Koval Lane


Rain falls in Henderson on Aug. 11, 2017. Thunderstorms are expected this evening in higher elevations of the valley, such as Summerlin and Centennial Hills, according to the National Weather Service.

Published Fri, Aug 11, 2017 (4:26 p.m.)

Updated Fri, Aug 11, 2017 (8:51 p.m.)

Rescue crews were unable to find a man who was caught in floodwaters this evening in the central Las Vegas valley following heavy afternoon rainfall, according to the Clark County Fire Department.

About 6 p.m. the department received a call reporting a man screaming for help as he was being swept down a flooded wash just east of Koval Lane on the north side of Flamingo Road, officials said.

After an hour and a half of searching by 17 crew members, the department called off the search about 7:30 p.m., officials said.

The northwest valley was hit the hardest by the rain, recording hit with .1 to .5 inches of rainfall through 4 p.m. this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. The showers and strong winds also briefly hit Henderson in the late afternoon.

Thunderstorms continued this evening, bringing strong winds, lightning and hail.

Saturday, there’s a 25 percent chance of rainfall.

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