(AP) — Nine people died and a 13-year-old boy was still missing Sunday after a furious flash flood tore through a group of family and friends cooling off in a creek in the Tonto National Forest in Arizona.Gila County Sheriff's Detective David Hornung told The Associated Press that the group from the Phoenix and Flagstaff areas had met up for a daytrip along the popular Cold Springs swimming hole near Payson in central Arizona and were playing in the water Saturday afternoon when muddy flood waters came roaring down the canyon.The group had set out chairs to lounge on a warm summer day when miles upstream an intense thunderstorm dumped heavy rainfall on the mountain.Search and rescue crews, including 40 people on foot and others in a helicopter, recovered the bodies of five children and four adults, some as far as two miles down the river.Video she posted to social media showed torrents of muddy water surging through jagged canyons carved in Arizona's signature red rock.The National Weather Service, which had issued a flash flood warning, estimated up to 1.5 inches of rain fell over the area in an hour.Crowds looking to beat the Phoenix metro area's heat headed to the small creeks that flow out of the mountains forming swimming holes and a series of small waterfalls.Hornung said there was no way to notify people of the flash flood warning, as cell service is limited and there are no officials stationed in the area.
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Steve Stevens, a volunteer firefighter with the nearby Water Wheel Fire and Medical District, said there needs to be a way for visitors to get flash flood alerts on their phones.Stevens, who has lived in the area for 20 years, said the fire station and local church have extenders that provide cell service to the area around those two locations, but it needs to cover the whole forest.There is no system currently in place to specifically warn people about the potential dangers of flash floods at the Tonto National Forest, said Forest Service spokeswoman Carrie Templin.Templin said there isn't a more comprehensive system in place to alert people because the forest is more than 3 million acres and there are over 5,000 roads.Because there is a potential for a flash flood at any time, it would be "incredibly difficult, if not impossible" to close parts of the forest when flash flood warnings are issued, Templin said.The search intensified Tuesday as more than 75 personnel with specially trained dogs and a drone combed through huge clumps of muddy tree branches and other debris along a 2-mile stream bed.