(update: A body that was found Thursday has been identified as Luis Lopez-Solis also known as Callatano Lopez)
It’s mind boggling for a city that has so little rain that when it rains it literally pours and unfortunately claims lives.
Beneath all the glitz and glitter and millions upon millions of dollars that flows through the casinos, who knew that Sin City could be so deadly in a rain storm.
It appears that the Las Vegas deadly storms claims another life.
This time a 38 year old maintenance worker who has been missing since Tuesday’s storms caused mass flooding.
Callatano Lopez was working at the Desert Rose Gold Course located on East Sahara Avenue the last time he was seen.
According to 8 News Now, Par 3 Landscaping, the company that employs Lopez had called employees and told them to go home for the day due to inclement weather.
No one heard from Lopez and police were contacted.
After a search, the tractor Lopez has been using was found in the uid and his car was located still parked at the Desert Rose parking grounds.
Calling Las Vegas home for more than 20 years, I can tell your first hand of the flooding I have witnessed. I’ve witnessed people having to get rescued from their own homes when the water levels rose too quickly for them to get out and would shake my head in amazement when I would read of yet another body being found in the wash.
It seems so barbaric that we do not have a sewage system cable of handing the rains.
Only weeks ago, the search for 17 year old William Mootz ended tragically after his body was recovered after he fell in a drainage wash in Henderson, NV.
Unfortunately, police have held out little hope that Lopez will be found alive, however miracles can and do happen however the search has turned into a recovery effort which will continue on Thursday morning.