Las Vegas police rescue six people from dry lake bed near Primm

Las Vegas police rescued several people Sunday afternoon who were stranded on a dry lake bed near Primm, a department official said.

Lt. Ted Snodgrass said officers were alerted about 3:15 p.m. that four adults and two juveniles had become stranded on a dry lake bed about a mile from Primm, which is about 45 miles south of Las Vegas. One pickup was eventually able to drive out of the area, Snodgrass said.

An officer who had boots on was able to walk in and help rescue four people in a second truck. Those rescued included a woman, a man, a 1-year-old boy and a 4-month-old girl, Snodgrass said.

When officers with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Search and Rescue Detail were dispatched, Snodgrass said there were reports that some of the people were falling into the water after the pickups became stuck in mud.

Snodgrass said the stranded people alerted police from a cell phone. He did not believe any of the rescued people were hospitalized. Snodgrass did not know why the people were on the dry lake bed.

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