Firefighters rescued a motorist Saturday night after his vehicle got stuck in a midtown wash during a monsoon storm, authorities said.
The Tucson Fire Department received a 911 call around 7:30 p.m. about a vehicle stranded in the Alamo Wash in a neighborhood near East Pima Street and North Wilmot Road, said Capt. Trish Tracy, a department spokeswoman.
Water rose to the top of the vehicle's doors, but the man told rescuers he wasn't in danger of drowning, Tracy said.
Forty firefighters responded to the call, she said.
The rescuers noticed the water level dropping and waited until it reached the vehicle's tires before trying to rescue the man.
Six firefighters took a flotation device to the man's vehicle and brought him to safety, she said.
No injuries were reported.
Tracy said there were two signs warning drivers of flooding hazards at the wash. The man was cited for reckless driving for bypassing the signs, said Sgt. Matt Ronstadt, a Tucson Police Department spokesman.
Saturday's storm brought heavy rainfall to the Tucson area, with some areas receiving more than an inch.
Randolph Way and East Arroyo Chico, near Hi Corbett Field, got 1.22 inches, while Tanque Verde Wash at Tanque Verde Road received 0.94 of an inch, the Pima County Regional Flood Control District reported.