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Hopi authorities investigating death of man in floodwaters

Authorities say two other people have been rescued after floodwaters washed away a truck on the reservation last week.
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TUBA CITY, Ariz — Hopi law enforcement officials are investigating the death of a man who was swept away by floodwaters. 

Authorities say two other people have been rescued after floodwaters washed away a truck on the reservation last week. Hopi officials say they received a call that a vehicle was stuck on the Dinnebito Wash, a remote area on the southwestern edge of the reservation.

Officers arrived and found the bridge completely submerged. A man and a woman were rescued and sent to the Tuba City Heath Care Center. Coconino County Search and Rescue crews pulled a man from the submerged truck. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released.

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