The swimming hole is roughly 20 feet wide and 20 feet long with a waterfall above it. But he also said that despite previous flash floods in the region, it remained a popular destination. It happens every year.
Two people are still missing but that number may increase, deputies said on Sunday as the extent of the damage became more clear.
Disa Alexander's footage showed a man in a tree holding his baby as water rushed around him.
"It was a large family gathering of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends who were out there enjoying the day when the storm suddenly hit", Hornung said.
"Normally it's just a trickle of a creek, but during the monsoon season it can go from a foot deep to 10 feet deep in a matter of minutes", he said. He said visitors are reminded to be vigilant about the weather.
In 1997, 11 hikers were killed near Page, Arizona, after a wall of water from a rainstorm miles upstream tore through a narrow, twisting series of corkscrew-curved walls on Navajo land known as Lower Antelope Canyon. The severe thunderstorm was located in a remote area that had been burned by a recent wildfire, Sattelmaier said.
Elsewhere in the USA, officials are concerned flooding could impact the start of classes next month. "We got a lot worse news".
On Sunday, police said it was hard to know how many more people were missing since they do not know exactly how many were swimming in the hole when the floods occurred.
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